Target and other supermarket shops are recalling organic basil after a parasite was identified in one bag.
Shenandoah Growers, Inc packed the impacted basil in clamshells under names including Naturally Better, Winn-in-house Dixie's organic brand, O Organics,
Safeway's, Good & Gather, Target's, and Simple Truth, Kroger's. The Virginia-based supplier recalled 15,000 imported herbs marketed under eight labels.
The affected produce was packaged in Harrisonburg and delivered Oct. 20-30 to merchants in Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, New Jersey,
New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and D.C. Early in November, the Florida Department of Agriculture tested basil from a store for Cyclospora.
Symptoms of cyclosporiasis include stomach discomfort, body pains, diarrhoea, exhaustion, lack of appetite, nausea, and vomiting.
Symptoms might arise in two days or two weeks after exposure.
Basil that was grown and packaged a month ago is unlikely to be on supermarket shelves.
If you bought one of the goods, destroy it and contact Shenandoah Growers for a refund. If you're sick, see a doctor. Antibiotics cure cyclosporiasis fast.