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Herbs Recalled by Boncheff Greenhouses, Inc.

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Boncheff Greenhouses, Inc. of Toronto, Ontario is issuing a voluntary recall on Cilantro, Curly Parsley, and Italian Parsley, because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems, the FDA announced today.

Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

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No illnesses have been reported to date.

This recall is related to a voluntary recall from J & D Produce Edinburg, Texas which packs under the Little Bear Brand Cilantro, Curly Parsley, and Italian Plain Parsley. This product was purchased and shipped on Dec 6, 2010 to Boncheff Greenhouses where it was repacked and distributed.

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Wegmans Food Markets (sold in two stores in Erie, PA 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.

Product may be returned to the service desk for a refund. For more information, call Wegmans Consumer Affairs at 1-800-934-6267, ext. 4760, Mon-Fri, 8:30am-5:00pm or visit www.wegmans.com.

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Boncheff Brand (Italian Parsley Lot code 1002387 sold in the following 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 refund.