Trader Joe's has recalled packaged basil products due to possible...

Trader Joe's has recalled packaged basil products due to possible salmonella contamination in 29 states. Credit: Newsday / John Paraskevas

Trader Joe’s has recalled Infinite Herbs basil products from stores in 29 states, including New York, after a salmonella outbreak left 12 people sickened and one person hospitalized.

The grocery chain announced Wednesday that its Infinite Herbs organic basil in 2.5-ounce clamshell-style containers was potentially contaminated with salmonella and no longer available for purchase. Trader Joe’s said at least seven people who purchased or likely purchased the product fell sick. 

The product was sold between Feb. 1 and April 6 in New York, Washington, D.C., and these states: Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Vermont and Wisconsin.

Seven states reported people with salmonella symptoms as of Wednesday: four in Minnesota; three in Florida; and one each in Wisconsin, Missouri, Georgia, New Jersey and Rhode Island.

At least one person was hospitalized.

If you purchased the product during this date range, discard it or return it to any Trader Joe’s for a full refund, the grocery chain said.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also warned to not eat any possibly contaminated basil, and to use hot, soapy water or a dishwasher to wash items and surfaces that the herb touched.

Those who experience severe salmonella symptoms should contact their health care provider. These include diarrhea, especially if it does not improve after three days; a fever higher than 102°F; bloody diarrhea; vomiting that doesn't let you keep liquids down; and signs of dehydration.

Symptoms usually start six hours to six days after ingesting the bacteria, the CDC said.

Most people recover without treatment in four to seven days. However, some — especially children younger than 5, adults 65 and older, and those with weakened immune systems — may experience more severe illnesses that require medical treatment or hospitalization.

Infinite Herbs is cooperating with a Food and Drug Administration investigation and voluntarily initiated the recall, the CDC said.

Trader Joe’s has recalled Infinite Herbs basil products from stores in 29 states, including New York, after a salmonella outbreak left 12 people sickened and one person hospitalized.

The grocery chain announced Wednesday that its Infinite Herbs organic basil in 2.5-ounce clamshell-style containers was potentially contaminated with salmonella and no longer available for purchase. Trader Joe’s said at least seven people who purchased or likely purchased the product fell sick. 

The product was sold between Feb. 1 and April 6 in New York, Washington, D.C., and these states: Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Vermont and Wisconsin.

Seven states reported people with salmonella symptoms as of Wednesday: four in Minnesota; three in Florida; and one each in Wisconsin, Missouri, Georgia, New Jersey and Rhode Island.

At least one person was hospitalized.

If you purchased the product during this date range, discard it or return it to any Trader Joe’s for a full refund, the grocery chain said.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also warned to not eat any possibly contaminated basil, and to use hot, soapy water or a dishwasher to wash items and surfaces that the herb touched.

Those who experience severe salmonella symptoms should contact their health care provider. These include diarrhea, especially if it does not improve after three days; a fever higher than 102°F; bloody diarrhea; vomiting that doesn't let you keep liquids down; and signs of dehydration.

Symptoms usually start six hours to six days after ingesting the bacteria, the CDC said.

Most people recover without treatment in four to seven days. However, some — especially children younger than 5, adults 65 and older, and those with weakened immune systems — may experience more severe illnesses that require medical treatment or hospitalization.

Infinite Herbs is cooperating with a Food and Drug Administration investigation and voluntarily initiated the recall, the CDC said.

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