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Buurma Farms voluntarily recalling cilantro

Published: Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

The Kane County Health Department is advising that Buurma Farms Inc. is voluntarily recalling 465 boxes of cilantro, lot 02D312A4.

Buurma Farms recalled this product because of possible listeria monocytogenes contamination, an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems, the health department stated in a news release.

A list of possible stores who may have received this product is listed at www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm365422.htm?source=govdelivery. Meijer stores in St. Charles and Elgin are on the list.

Customers who have questions may contact Buurma Farms Inc. at 419-935-6411, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women, the release stated.

Buurma Farms Inc. has not received any case of reported illness related to this product, the release stated.

The product was shipped to retail stores in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio.

The cilantro, which was distributed through Meijer and Ben B Schwartz and Sons in Michigan the week of Aug. 5 to 9, could be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

The cilantro has a Buurma Farms twist-tie on it.

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