The basil was packaged under the following brands: That’s Tasty, Shenandoah Growers by That’s Tasty, and Simple Truth. It was sold in plastic containers at Kroger, Schnucks, and other stores in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, Tennessee, and Wisconsin, according to the FDA.
The products were distributed to stores between Feb. 3 and Feb. 4, and are stamped with the lot codes PV40515 1034, PV40515 3034, PV40515 4034, and PV40515 3035.
Consumers are advised to throw away any recalled basil they have in their refrigerators or contact Shenandoah Growers for information on how to get a refund.
Shenandoah Growers also recalled organic basil from Columbia in November. In that case too, the herb was possibly contaminated with cyclospora.
Don Helms, vice president of marketing for Shenandoah Growers, told Consumer Reports that both the current recall and the one in November originated from a long-term supplier to the company. As a result of the first recall, Shenandoah Grocers temporarily suspended the supplier while an investigation was conducted. After negative test results, the supplier was reinstated. “Unfortunately, a routine FDA sample came back positive, so they are now permanently suspended,” Helms says. “We are deeply disappointed.”