Red FlagBuurma Farms, Inc. Recalls Cilantro

On August 16, 2013 – August 17, 2013, Buurma Farms, Inc. issued a voluntary recall of 465 boxes of Cilantro due to the possibility that the product may contain Listeria monocytogenes.  According to the FDA, Listeria monocytogenes is an organism, which can cause serious infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.

Short-Term Symptoms Associated with Listeria Monocytogenes:

  • High fever
  • Severe headache
  • Stiffness
  • Nausea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women

Recalled Product Information:

  • Recalling Firm: Buurma Farms, Inc.
  • Recall Date: August 16, 2013 – August 17, 2013
  • Lot Number: 02D312A4
  • UPC Code: #4889
  • GTIN: 0 33383 80104 9
  • Places of Distribution: Retail stores in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio.

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Illnesses To Date:

To date, there have been no reported illnesses associated with this product.

Additional Information:

For information on the recall, consumers may contact Buurma Farms Inc. at 419-935-6411.

What to Do if You Have Been Affected by a Recalled Product

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