Do You Have Cilantro in Your Fridge?

By Lindsay Hood
|  Monday, Jan 31, 2011  |  Updated 4:04 PM PDT
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Do You Have Cilantro in Your Fridge?

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State public health officials are recalling fresh cilantro that was packed under four different brand names.

The vegetable may be contaminated with salmonella, according to the California Department of Public Health (CDPH).

The cilantro was sold in bunches containing twist-ties under the brand names, Tanimura & Antle, Ocean Mist, Nature’s Reward and Queen Victoria, according to the department. It was available at retail locations in California from Jan. 14 through 28.

The Department says the products may be off most shelves, but they are worried people may have bought the Cilantro and still have it in their refrigerators.

Salmonella symptoms include fever, abdominal cramps, nausea, and diarrhea. Officials said infants, the elderly, and people with weakened immune systems have the greatest risk for developing a severe illness.

Peppers, tomatoes, and cilantro have been linked to widespread salmonella outbreaks in the past few years.

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