Friday, July 11, 2008

Thai Basil Recalled - Salmonella

Lucky Green Trading Inc. has recalled some packages of Thai Basil, which may be contaminated with Salmonella. The company announced the recall after random testing by FDA uncovered Salmonella in the finished product.

Consumers can identify the recalled packages as follows:

Thai Basil was distributed through retail stores and direct delivery to customers in Southern California, Arizona , and Nevada on June 30, 2008.

The product was shipped in 14 LB cardboard cartons with 12 individual packages weighting approx.1.2 LB each in clear, unmarked, plastic bags. The exterior cartons were labeled "16 DE SEPTIEMBRE S/N SANTA ROSA TAPACHULA NAYARIT, C.P. 63731" "Thai Basil" and also had an attached sticker with Airway Bill #027 1947 0861.

Consumers who have purchased any basil recently should contact the store and ask whether the basil they purchased was part of this recall.

Lucky Green Trading has suspended importation and distribution of the Thai Basil pending the outcome of FDA's investigation.

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