Cilantro and Parsley Recall

Boncheff Greenhouses has issued a recall on Cilantro, Curly Parsley, and Italian Parsley because they may be contaimined with salmonella. As regular readers know, salmonella attacks particularly our youngest, our oldest and those with a weakened immune system.

Boncheff Greenhouses is a Canadian company but these herbs were distributed in New York and Pennsylvania between December 14th and December 28th, 2010.

The FDA also reports that this recall is related to a voluntary recall from J & D Produce Edinburg, Texas which packs under Little Bear Brand Cilantro, Curly Parsley, and Italian Plain Parsley. This product was packed and shipped on December 6, 2010 to Boncheff Greenhouses where the product was repacked and distributed.

The items were sold under the following labels:

Wegmans Food Markets (sold in two stores in Erie, Pennsylvania and in New York state stores except Corning, Elmira, Ithaca, and Johnson City) – Wegmans Food You Feel Good About Cilantro (UPC: 6-25647-80104), Curly Parsley (UPC: 6-25647-80110), and Italian Parsley (UPC: 6-25647-80125) sold in 0.25 ounce poly sleeves. Consumers may return the product for a full refund. For more information, call Wegmans Consumer Affairs at 1-800-934-6267, ext. 4760, Mon-Fri, 8:30am-5:00pm or visit Wegman’s website. www.wegmans.com.

Boncheff Brand (Italian Parsley Lot code 1002387 was sold in the these five stores: Budwey Kenmore 416 Kenmore Avenue Buffalo, NY 14223, 716-362-2350; Budwey Division Street North Tonawanda, NY 14150, 716-693-2802; Wades Market 6179 Rt.96 Farmington, NY 14564, 585-924-3667; Cuba Giant Food Market 44 Park Avenue Wellsville, NY 14895, 585-968-2360; and Hegedorn’s, Inc. 964 Ridge Rd. Webster, NY 14580, 585-671-4450. Product may be returned directly to the store for a refund