September 1, 2014

In Canada, Recall for Dried Basil Expanded

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is expanding the recall of dried Basil for possible Salmonella contamination. The original recall, issued on August 3, 2012, was for one brand of the herb.

The products were made with the originally recalled dried basil. Affected products include All Seasons brand rubbed basil in 2.27 kg packages. The UPC number is 0 66844 22133 9, and the lot code is format 2XXXYY, where 2 represents the year 2012, XXX represents the Julian date, and YY is an internal code. All Julian dates 038 and beyond are affected. In other words, all lot codes of 2038YY and beyond are recalled.

Another brand recalled is Jardi basil, sold in 13 gram packages. The UPC number for that product is 7 72065 23100 1. The Lot number is 067 12. The products were distributed in Quebec, Ontario, and Manitoba, but may have been distributed in other provinces as well.

There have not been any reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products. For questions, contact the CFIA at 1-800-442-2342.

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