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Shenandoah Growers, Inc. issues recall of imported organic basil

Shenandoah Growers produces certified organic herbs using indoor farming techniques.
Shenandoah Growers produces certified organic herbs using indoor farming techniques.(WHSV)
Published: Nov. 25, 2020 at 5:28 PM EST
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HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) — Shenandoah Growers, Inc. in Harrisonburg has issued a limited recall of approximately 15,000 units of organic basil in select packages due to a possible health risk from Cyclospora.

The recall, which officials say is out of precaution, is being issued due to an isolated occurrence where a package pulled by the Florida Department of Agriculture on Nov. 2 indicated the potential presence of Cyclospora, according to a press release from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Recalled products were distributed to select retail stores between Oct. 20 and Oct. 30.

You can read the full press release and learn more about the recall below:

Shenandoah Growers, Inc (Harrisonburg, VA) out of an abundance of caution, has issued a limited, voluntary recall of approximately 15,000 units in select packages, due to a possible health risk from Cyclospora.

These were packed under branded and private label fresh cut organic certified basil clamshells at its Jefferson, GA facility and Harrisonburg, VA facility with the following lot codes, all with the country of origin of Colombia. Recalled products were distributed to select retail stores between 10/20/2020 and 10/30/2020 in various states including Georgia, Tennessee, Florida, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Connecticut, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Washington DC.

The Shenandoah Growers recall includes only those clamshells of certified organic basil clearly marked with the affected lot codes listed above. The lot code can be found printed on each clamshell.

This precautionary recall notification is being issued due to an isolated instance in which a package pulled by the Florida Department of Agriculture on 11/2/2020 from a retail store in Florida indicated the potential presence of Cyclospora.

Affected Shenandoah Growers customers have been notified of the recall and instructed to immediately remove and discard recalled products from all store shelves, distribution and other inventories to ensure they are no longer available for sale or consumption.

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