Parsley and Herbes De Provence From Red Monkey Brands Recalled Due to Potential Salmonella Contamination
Red Monkey Brands, Inc. has issued a recall for several products containing organic parsley and Herbes De Provence due to potential Salmonella contamination. The recall was initiated by High Quality Organics (HQO) after a customer reported the herbs testing positive for traces of Salmonella bacteria. Distributed nationally to all fifty states and Puerto Rico, the following products have been recalled:
Cost Plus World Market Herbes De Provence 0.6 oz UPC: 2533 3107 BEST BY 13 MAR 2023
Cost Plus World Market Organic Parsley 0.3 oz UPC: 2533 3251 BEST BY: 24 MAR 2023
Great Value Herbes De Provence Organic 0.6 oz UPC: 078742 154510 BEST IF USED BY MAR 14 2023
Great Value Organic Parsley Flakes 0.3 oz UPC: 078742 154602 BEST If Used By: MAR 11 2023
O Organics Herbes De Provence Organic 0.65 oz UPC: 079893 411316 BEST If Used By: MAR 24 2023
O Organics Parsley Organic 0.3 oz UPC: 079893 411095 BEST If Used By: MAR 25 2023
Full Circle Parsley Organic 0.3 oz UPC: 036800 328310 Best By: 11 MAR 2023
Customers are advised to not consume the products, rather they can return them to the store of purchase for a full refund. Consumers can reach Red Monkey Foods, Inc. at (417) 319-7300, Monday thru Friday, from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM CST, or by emailing [email protected] regarding any questions over the recall. As of October 13, 2020, there have been no reported illnesses due to the contaminated products.
A previous recall was made on October 12, 2020, for a variety of spices from brand Spice Hunter after producer Sauer Brands was notified by the supplier of potential Salmonella contamination. The supplier warned that batches of organic parsley tested positive for traces of Salmonella bacteria; thus, Sauer Brands issued a recall for products containing the organic parsley, as well as other products that were possibly cross contaminated.
According to the CDC, Salmonella is a food borne illness causing bacteria that causes the majority of food poisoning cases in the United States with approximately 1.35 million infections per year. Symptoms of Salmonella contamination typically present as typical food poisoning symptoms: diarrhea, which may be bloody, fever, and stomach cramps, though some patients have reported symptoms of nausea, vomiting, and headaches. Salmonellosis, the infection caused by Salmonella contamination, symptoms may begin as early as 6 hours and as late as 6 days after consumption, and the illness typically lasts 4-7 days. Medical treatment may be necessary for Salmonella contamination in cases with dehydration or a fever of more than 102 degrees Fahrenheit. According to Dr. Tony Coveny, a national salmonella lawyer, “in rare cases, other side-effects of salmonella poisoning can be very serious and long-term, such as post infectious irritable bowel syndrome or post infectious reactive arthritis.
People with compromised immune systems, such as the elderly, children, and those with weakened immune systems, are at an increased risk for a severe Salmonella infection, such as bloodstream infection. If you believe you are suffering from a Salmonella infection, contact your physician for the best course of treatment.