Buurma Farms Inc. of Willard, OH has issued an E. coli recall for flat leaf parsley. At the time of the recall, no illnesses had been reported, however, consumers who have purchased this product should not eat it as E. coli can cause serious illness and death.


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The problem was discovered by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) during routine testing at the distribution center of Buurma customer. The sample was collected on September 7, 2021 and tested positive for non-O157 Shiga-toxin producing E. coli (STEC) on September 13, 2021.

The recalled product was harvested August 31, 2021, from the company’s farm in Gregory, Michigan. It was distributed to retailers in Ohio and Michigan from August 31, 2021 to September 3, 2021. And in Illinois, Pennsylvania, New York, and South Carolina between September 2, 2021, and  September 4, 2021. The recall only includes plain flat-leaf parsley with a lot code of “2A242A6” and a PTI lot code of “2B243A6” is included in this recall. Individual bunches of flat parsley ikely have a “BUURMA FARMS Plain Parsley” twist-tie with a price look-up (PLU) number of 4901 and a UPC code of 33383 80125.

Symptoms of an E. coli infection include abdominal cramps and diarrhea that can be bloody. Children, seniors and people with weakened immune systems are at highest risk.

Burma Parsley E. coli Recall