Shenandoah Growers Inc. is voluntarily recalling 465 clamshells of cilantro because of possible salmonella contamination.
No illnesses have been reported in connection with the cilantro that was shipped Oct. 8-9, according to the recall notice from the Harrisonburg, Va., company. The cilantro shipped to only two customers, one in Maryland and one in Alabama, according to the notice. One was a distribution center and the other was a wholesaler.
“Due to the perishability of fresh-cut cilantro, the recalled product is very likely no longer available in the marketplace,” according to the company notice.
“We initiated this voluntary recall after we were provided test results on Oct. 28 that one of four routine samples taken on Oct. 8 by the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services revealed the presence of salmonella,” according to the notice.
“Concurrent testing of samples from the same lot conducted by an independent laboratory as part of our internal testing program contained no findings of contamination.”
The recall includes two products, each with lot code “15 273283” stamped on the front of the package:
- Shenandoah Growers brand conventional fresh-cut cilantro in 0.75-ounce plastic clamshells; and
- Giant brand conventional fresh-cut cilantro in 2.5-ounce plastic clamshells.
Company officials notified the customers who received the potentially contaminated cilantro, according to the notice.