UNFI Voluntarily Recalls Wild Harvest Organic Basil

Hopkins, MN—United Natural Foods, Inc. (UNFI) is initiating a voluntary recall of a limited quantity of Wild Harvest Organic Basil distributed out of UNFI’s Hopkins, MN distribution center to select retailers in Minnesota between 4/18/2020 and 5/8/2020, according to an announcement posted by FDA.

The recall is issued out of an abundance of caution because the product may potentially be contaminated by Cyclospora cayetanensis. No illnesses have been reported to date.

This recall includes Wild Harvest Organic Fresh Basil products sold in .25oz, .75oz, 2oz, and 4oz plastic clam shell containers (UPCs: 0071153550450, 0071153550322, 0071153550762, 0071153550323). Impacted product can be identified by a white sticker with black ink on the back of the container stating: “Product of Colombia” and “112.”

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Cyclospora cayetanensis is a parasite that can cause an intestinal illness called cyclosporiasis. The illness is not usually life threatening, the announcement says. Symptoms may include watery diarrhea, loss of appetite, weight loss, cramping, bloating, gas, nausea, and fatigue. Less-common symptoms include vomiting and low-grade fever.

Consumers who believe they are in possession of any of the affected products should dispose of the product in an appropriate waste container.