Shenandoah Growers, Inc. Recalls Basil Products Due to Potential Health Risk

Shenandoah Growers, Inc. recalled approximately 15,000 units of basil products in select packages due to potential contamination of Cyclospora, a microscopic parasite that causes an infection of the bowel in humans. It is usually caught from eating raw fruit and vegetables that are contaminated with human feces.

Shenandoah Growers, Inc. recalled approximately 15,000 units of basil products in select packages due to potential contamination of Cyclospora, a microscopic parasite that causes an infection of the bowel in humans. It is usually caught from eating raw fruit and vegetables that are contaminated with human feces.

According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), symptoms of Cyclosporiasis include watery diarrhea, loss of appetite, weight loss, cramping, bloating, nausea, fatigue, vomiting and low-grade fever. People with weakened immune systems may be at higher risk for severe or prolonged illness.

The potentially contaminated products were distributed to select retail stores in various states including Georgia, Tennessee, Florida, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Connecticut, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Washington DC.

Shenandoah Growers, Inc. urges customers who have purchased these products to not consume them. The company has advised that the contaminated products should be thrown away or returned to the point-of-sale.

There have been no reported illnesses due to the consumption of the contaminated products to date.


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