Texas Company Recalls Cilantro Over Salmonella Concern

July 20, 2009

A McAllen, Texas, company is recalling 104 crates of fresh cilantro over concerns of possible salmonella poisoning.

Sweet Superior Fruit Co. said in a statement that no illnesses had been reported. The company says testing by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration found the presence of salmonella.

The company said the potentially contaminated cilantro was sold July 13-16 at its McAllen facility. Sweet Superior Fruit said it may have been sold again by retail outlets in the McAllen area or used to manufacture additional products.

Sweet Superior Fruit is urging companies to try to recall the product and telling consumers to return it or throw it away.

A phone call seeking further comment wasn’t answered.

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