salmonella.bmpSanith Ourn Farm of Indiantown, Florida is recalling Fresh Hot Basil herb because it may be contaminated with Salmonella. This issue was identified through routine sampling by the Food and Drug Administration.

The recalled Fresh Hot Basil was distributed to retailers and one wholesale location in Washington, Oregon, and Rhode Island on August 23, 2011 and August 30, 2011.  Hot Basil has a 5 day shelf life.

Three hundred and ninety pounds (390 lbs) of product was shipped in 10 lb. shipping containers marked with FLT DATE of 08/23/11 and 08/30/11.  Retailers may have bundled or wrapped the hot basil in small foam trays prior to placing on retail shelves.

No Salmonella infections have been reported to date in connection with this problem, but consumers who have purchased this product are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.  Consumers with questions may contact the company, Sanith Ourn, at (561) 449-6660, Monday through Friday 8 AM to 4 PM, EST.