Shenandoah Growers, Inc. Recalls Organic Basil Clamshells due to Potential Health Risk

Shenandoah Growers, Inc. of Harrisonburg, VA recalled approximately 3240 units of branded fresh cut, packaged organic basil clamshells due to potential contamination of Cyclospora, a microscopic parasite that causes an infection of the bowel in humans. 

Cyclospora 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 products included in the recall are the following:

  • Shenandoah Growers by That’s Tasty
  • That’s Tasty (Pasta Blend)
  • Simple Truth

The potentially contaminated products were distributed to select retail stores in various states including Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, Tennessee, and Wisconsin.

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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