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Organic basil from Shenandoah Growers, Inc recalled

More than 3,000 units of Shenandoah Growers organic basil have been recalled due to concerns over Cyclospora. Cyclospora, a parasite, can lead to an intestinal infection known as Cyclosporiasis. The single use clamshell containers of basil were shipped to retailers across the midwest and south.

The recall is being initiated out of an abundance of caution. There are not widespread reports of cyclospora contamination. Instead the recall stems from a “single instance” of a sample of a bulk product failing an FDA inspection. Only the 11 units cited by the FDA are being recalled. No other Shenandoah Growers basil is affected by this recall.

The recalled clamshell packages of basil were distributed to retailers in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee, and Wisconsin. They were sent to stores in these states between February 3, 2021 and February 4, 2021. Retailers have already been notified of the recall, and consumers are being informed of the move through this FDA release. If you purchased the recalled organic basil, you should discard it or return it to your retailer for a refund. The link below will take you to the FDA’s page with the complete list of recalled basil.

To read the full U.S. Food and Drug Administration report on the recall, click here: