HARRISONBURG, VA. - Shenandoah Growers Inc. has issued a limited, voluntary recall of approximately 15,000 units of organic basil in select packages, due to a possible health risk from Cyclospora.
The recall was issued due to an instance in which a package pulled by the Florida Department of Agriculture on Nov. 2 from a retail store in Florida indicated the potential presence of Cyclospora.
The potentially impacted products were packed under branded and private label fresh cut organic certified basil clamshells at its Jefferson, Ga., facility and Harrisonburg, Va., facility. Recalled products were distributed to select retail stores between Oct. 20 and Oct. 30 in various states including Georgia, Tennessee, Florida, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Connecticut, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Washington D.C.
Brands included in the recall are The Fresh Market, Good & Gather, Naturally Better, Nature’s Promise, O Organics, Simple Truth, That’s Tasty and Wild Harvest. All affected codes can be viewed here.
No other Shenandoah Growers products are subject to recall, and the company has no knowledge of any illness reported or related to this product.
“Shenandoah Growers takes food safety matters very seriously, and stringently follows all mandated regulations and implements preventive measures designed to minimize potential risks,” the company said. “Shenandoah Growers is working in close coordination with regulatory officials, including the FDA, on this matter.”