Your salsa may have more of a kick to it than you know. The Food and Drug Administration announced that Pacific International Marketing has recalled 6,141 cartons of cilantro that might have been contaminated with salmonella. Cilantro is often used in salads and salsa.
Salmonella can cause such symptoms as fever, diarrhea, abdominal pain and nausea.
The potentially tainted cartons, which originated from Phoenix, were distributed to retail sellers in Arizona, California, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Indiana, South Carolina and Missouri.
If you’ve got cilantro labeled “Pacific” that you bought between Nov. 16 and Dec. 10, you can return it to your place of purchase for a refund. UPC codes to look out for are 40695 80104 and 33383 80104. You can also contact Pacific International Marketing at 831-755-1398.
Pacific International Marketing Voluntary Recalls Product Because of Possible Health Risk [Food and Drug Administration]