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Trader Joe’s has recalled plastic clamshell containers of fresh basil from their stores in 29 States and Washington DC.

The leading grocer announced a voluntary recall of its 2.5-ounce plastic clamshell containers of organic basil on April 17 “as the product may have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.”

Trader Joes, Amhurst NY, 2018
Trader Joes, Amhurst NY, 2018 Image: Sikander Iqbal, Wikimedia CC BY-SA 4.0

“Do not eat Infinite Herbs-brand organic basil sold at Trader Joe’s stores in 29 states and D.C.,” the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) warned on Wednesday.

The USFDA is conducting an ongoing salmonella investigation in conjunction with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

“This product should no longer be for sale at Trader Joe’s and is likely past shelf-life. If you already bought organic basil from Trader Joe’s and removed it from the packaging or froze it and cannot tell if it was Infinite Herbs-brand, do not eat or use it and throw it away,” the FDA urged consumers.

In its recall announcement, the retailer said, “If you purchased the product during this date range, please discard it or return it to any Trader Joe’s for a full refund.”

Fresh Basil

Those with questions about the recall can contact Trader Joe’s customer relations at (626) 599-3817 or by emailing the company through the product feedback form on its website.

The product is marked with the UPC code 8 18042 02147 7 and was sold between Feb. 1 and April 6, 2024, in Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Vermont, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia.