Cilantro recalled after Salmonella test; no one sick

Fresh herbs are particularly prone to bacterial contamination: parsley, basil, and especially cilantro.

Sweet Superior Fruit Co, based in McAllen, Texas, announced Saturday it is recalling 104 crates of fresh cilantro over concerns of possible salmonella contamination discovered through testing by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

The company says no illnesses have been reported.

The company said the potentially contaminated cilantro was sold July 13-16 at its McAllen facility. Sweet Superior Fruit said it may have been sold again by retail outlets in the McAllen area or used to manufacture additional products.

Sweet Superior Fruit is urging companies to try to recall the product and telling consumers to return it or throw it away.

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