The US Food and Drug Administration has alerted consumers to avoid using "Green Paradise Fresh Italian Basil" as it may be contaminated with Salmonella. The basil, which was shipped to distributors in Southern California, Texas and Arizona, is being recalled by Top Line Specialty Produce of Los Angeles, CA. The product is packed in 1 lb. boxes. Consumers should return the basil to the store at which it was purchased for a full refund.
The FDA has also announced a recall of "Dried Roach" uneviscerated fish due to the risk of Clostridium botulinum. This product of Latvia was imported by Royal Seafood Baza Inc. and distributed through Net Cost Market stores in Philadelphia, PA and in Brooklyn and Staten Island, NY. Sale of uneviscerated fish is illegal in New York State, due to the elevated risk of Clostridium botulinum in this food.
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