FDA warns – 2.5-ounce packages of Infinite Herbs fresh organic basil recalled due to potential trace of Salmonella

Miami, Florida-based Infinite Herbs LLC has recalled 2.5-ounce packages of Infinite Herbs-branded fresh organic basil bearing UPC 8 18042 02147 7 and that were made available for purchase between February 1 and April 6, 2024 because of a potential Salmonella contamination.

While healthy individuals infected with the Salmonella organism may only experience short-lived symptoms like fever, (potentially bloody) diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and pain in the abdomen, those with weakened immune systems–such as young children and elderly people–are at risk of suffering serious and sometimes fatal infections. A Salmonella infection can, in a rare case, cause the organism to enter the bloodstream, leading to arterial infections–as in infected aneurysms–as well as endocarditis and arthritis, and other advanced illnesses.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined that 12 reports of illness are likely connected to the recall, according to collected food questionnaire results and epidemiological data. Initiated by Infinite Herbs on April 18, 2024, after the FDA alerted the company to the CDC data, the voluntary recall covers products that were shipped to Trader Joe’s retail distribution centers across the following states: “Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.” The recalled products were also distributed to two Fruit Center Marketplace stores across Massachusetts.

Consumers should be aware that no other Infinite Herbs-distributed products–including non-organic basil in other packages, or organic basil packaged in all other sizes–are impacted by the recall.

While the affected products are now out of date and have since been removed from store shelves, anyone who may have purchased the recalled organic basil should remove the item(s) from their refrigerators and freezers.

Further questions may be directed to the company at 305-599-9255, Extension 148, or via email at customer_service@infiniteherbs.com. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EDT.

The FDA continues to monitor this recall.


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