Beware the herb; cilantro with salmonella

Several fresh herbs are repeat offenders on the showing up contaminated list, this time cilantro.

Offcials with the California Department of Public Health said Friday certain fresh cilantro sold in grocery stores may be contaminated with salmonella.

No illnesses have been reported, but the cilantro is being recalled as a precaution.

The recalled cilantro was distributed by Tanimura & Antle of Salinas. It was sold in bunches containing a white twist-tie printed with blue lettering starting Jan. 14. The twist-ties contain the words “Produce of USA, Cilantro #4889” and have a blue Tanimura & Antle logo next to the UPC code 33383 80104.