Today, Satur Farms of Cutchogue, NY recalled 138 pounds of cilantro because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The cilantro was distributed to six customers in New York City and Long Island, New York. It was distributed in 1/2 lb. and 1 lb. bulk bags that contained a small white stick-on label with the four digit lot number 6347.
No illnesses have been reported to date.
The presence of Salmonella was detected by the USDA in a routine test. Satur Farms has voluntarily ceased the distribution of the cilantro. Further investigation has shown that two subsequent lots of Satur Farms cilantro have tested negative for salmonella. However the seed used has tested suspect and further tests are being conducted on the seed to confirm if it is the source of contamination.
None of the recalled cilantro was shipped to retail markets.