The Food and Drug Administration has issued a public recall for this common herb that is used in cooking as it can make you sick.
The Food and Drug Administration is there to keep unhealthy and sometimes potentially lethal products off the market.
Now, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has put up a new post on its bulletin board for recalled products, and this time it’s for a very common herb that is found in most people’s kitchens. The voluntary recall has come from Shenandoah Growers, Inc for approximately 3240 units of branded, fresh-cut, and packaged organic basil clamshells.
The reason for the recall is that these packages of basil may contain a possible health risk from Cyclospora. Cyclospora is a parasite that can cause an intestinal infection called Cyclosporiasis.
The FDA post says that symptoms are as follows; severe abdominal pain, watery diarrhea, nausea and vomiting, body aches, and fatigue. Luckily the infection can be treated with antibiotics. For more information, visit this link here.