United Natural Foods has issued a Cyclospora recall for basil imported from Columbia that was sold at Minnesota grocery stores. At the time of the recall, no illnesses had been reported, according to the company.
The problem was identified through routine sampling. The recalled product, Wild Harvest Organic Basil, was distributed from April 18, 2020 – May 8, 2020 to Minnesota grocery stores in Minnesota from the company’s distribution center in Hopkins, MN.
The recalled basil was sold in .25oz, .75oz, 2oz, and 4oz plastic clamshell containers with “Product of Colombia” and “112” in black ink on a white sticker on the back of the containers which are also marked with one of the following UPCs:
Cyclospora is a parasite. When people eat food that is contaminated with microscopic amounts of fecal matter containing Cyclospora they develop an intestinal infection called cyclosporiasis. These illnesses are usually associated with travel to developing countries and imported produce.
Symptoms of an infection usually develop within a week of exposure and can last week or months if untreated. They include diarrhea that is explosive or watery (most common), loss of appetite, weight loss, cramping, bloating, increased gas, nausea and fatigue.
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