California-based company Muranaka Farm Inc. is recalling over 1,000 cases of parsley which were distributed to over 10 states throughout the U.S. due to possible salmonella contamination. The company decided to recall the cases of 60-count parsley, bunched with a rubber band, lot code 0023909, when a sampling aided by the FDA showed signs of bacteria.
The Palm Beach Post reported that 60 cases of Parsley were distributed to Florida. There were also 35 cases delivered to Colorado, 574 to California, 278 in Texas, and 30 in Arizona, to name a few. So far no illnesses have been reported.
According to WebMD, there are 40,000 cases of salmonellosis reported every year in the U.S. Symptoms include fever, diarrhea, and abdominal cramps. Most of the time, salmonella passes with time and with minor treatment such as drinking fluids to prevent dehydration, but in some cases it can lead to Reiter’s syndrome, which can lead to arthritis.