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Buurma Farms, Inc. Recalls Fresh Cilantro Due to Possible Health Risk

Published on Sunday, 18 August 2013 01:49


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Buurma Farms, Inc. Recalls Fresh Cilantro Due to Possible Health Risk Contact:
Joel Buurma, 419-935-6411 Media:
Dr. Karl Kolb 715-723-4915
August 16, 2013 – August 17, 2013, Willard, OH – Buurma Farms, Inc. is voluntarily recalling 465 boxes of Cilantro Lot #02D312A4. Buurma Farms recalled this product due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.  Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
Buurma Farms, Inc. has not received any case of reported illness related to this product to date.  The Cilantro was sold to distributors in Michigan on August 3, 2013. The product was also shipped to retail stores in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio. The Cilantro, which was distributed through Meijer and Ben B Schwartz and Sons in Michigan the week of August 5-9, could be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.  The Cilantro has a Buurma Farms twist-tie on it. Product affected by the recall is:
Cilantro, fresh, UPC #4889, Lot #02D312A4, GTIN: 0 33383 80104 9
Product is sold in ~4 oz. bunches with a Product of USA Buurma Farms #4889 labeled twist tie, Consumers who may have purchased this product should return or dispose of the product. Buurma Farms Inc. became aware of this issue after the Michigan Department of Agriculture conducted a routine test on a sample obtained at Ben B Schwartz and found that sample contained the bacteria. The recall does not affect any other Buurma Farms produce products. Upon learning of the potential contamination, Buurma Farms quickly alerted the retailer and wholesaler and requested they remove the produce from their shelves. The source of the contamination is still under investigation. To date Buurma Farms has not been able to find any other evidence of contamination within their supply chain. Buurma Farms, Inc. is fully co-operating with the FDA in its investigation. Buurma Farms Inc. is committed to consumer safety. We have product handling and food safety protocols in place to assure we provide our retailers, wholesalers, and their customers with fresh, safe, and healthy products. Our audits by an independent third party laboratory rated our procedures as superior in the industry. Customers who have questions may contact Buurma Farms Inc. at 419-935-6411, Monday through Friday 8 am to 5 pm Eastern. A list of possible retailers who may have received this product is listed below. Coastal Produce 201 S. Green St Detroit MI 48203 Johnny Pompdoro 3206 Middlebelt Rd Farmington Hills MI 48334 Preferred Brands 1850 Southfield Rd Lincoln Park MI 48146 Meijer 700 W. Norton Avenue Muskegon MI 49441 Meijer 2425 Alpine Ave., N.W. Grand Rapids MI 49544 Meijer 5800 Gull Road Kalamazoo MI 49048 Meijer 5121 S. Westnedge Avenue Portage MI 49002 Meijer 5125 W. Saginaw Hwy Lansing MI 48917 Meijer 6200 S. Pennsylvania Avenue Lansing MI 48911 Meijer 2055 W. Grand River Ave. Okemos MI 48864 Meijer 0-550 Baldwin Street Jenison MI 49428 Meijer 3825 Carpenter Road Ypsilanti MI 48197 Meijer 4333 W. Pierson Road Flint MI 48504 Meijer 2333 S. Center Road Burton MI 48519 Meijer 2777 Airport Road Jackson MI 49202 Meijer 45001 Ford Road Canton MI 48187 Meijer 3955 US 31 South Traverse City MI 49684 Meijer 5150 Coolidge Hwy Royal Oak MI 48073 Meijer 14640 Pardee Road Taylor MI 48180 Meijer 5500 Clyde Park Avenue SW Wyoming MI 49509 Meijer 1920 Pipestone Road Benton Harbor MI 49022 Meijer 8400 Gratiot Road Saginaw MI 48609 Meijer 3360 Tittabawassee Road Saginaw MI 48604 Meijer 2474 W. Hill Road Flint MI 48507 Meijer 217 East US Highway 223 Adrian MI 49221 Meijer 8650 W. Grand River Ave. Brighton MI 48116 Meijer 746 E. 16th Street Holland MI 49423 Meijer 2980 Wilder Rd. Bay City MI 48706 Meijer 5531 28th Street S.E. Grand Rapids MI 49512 Meijer 2200 Tiffin Avenue Findlay OH 45840 Meijer 1350 W. Lake Lansing Road East Lansing MI 48823 Meijer 4200 Highland Road Waterford MI 48328 Meijer 20401 Haggerty Road Northville MI 48167 Meijer 36600 VanDyke Avenue Sterling Heights MI 48312 Meijer 3333 E. Michigan Avenue Jackson MI 49202 Meijer 3175 S. Rochester Road Rochester Hills MI 48307 Meijer 30800 Little Mack Road Roseville MI 48066 Meijer 3145 Ann Arbor-Saline Road Ann Arbor MI 48103 Meijer 15055 Hall Road Shelby Twp. MI 48315 Meijer 1700 N. Telegraph Road Monroe MI 48162 Meijer 37201 Warren Road Westland MI 48185 Meijer 1015 Pickard Street Mt. Pleasant MI 48858 Meijer 22600 Allen Road Woodhaven MI 48183 Meijer 1800 Holton Road Muskegon MI 49445 Meijer 9701 Belleville Road Belleville MI 48111 Meijer 27255 23 Mile Road Chesterfield MI 48051 Meijer 7300 Eastman Avenue Midland MI 48642 Meijer 1703 Haggerty Hwy Commerce MI 48390 Meijer 2591 East M21 Corunna MI 48817 Meijer 1391 Conant Street Maumee OH 43537 Meijer 1725 S. Wheeling Street Oregon OH 43616 Meijer 7240 W. Central Avenue Toledo OH 43617 Meijer 1500 E. Alexis Road Toledo OH 43612 Meijer 6660 W. Main Street Kalamazoo MI 49009 Meijer 49900 Grand River Avenue Wixom MI 48393 Meijer 16300 Fort Street Southgate MI 48195 Meijer 1555 DeMille Road Lapeer MI 48446 Meijer 4702 Milan Road Sandusky OH 44870 Meijer 34835 Utica Road Fraser MI 48026 Meijer 5150 Franklin St. Michigan City IN 46360 Meijer 2111 East Wooster Street Bowling Green OH 43402 Meijer 1997 E. Beltline Ave. N.E. Grand Rapids MI 49525 Meijer 4775 24th Avenue Fort Gratiot MI 48059 Meijer 611 W. Lincoln Hwy, Ste. A Merrillville IN 46410 Meijer 225 N. Weber Road Bolingbrook IL 60490 Meijer 10138 Indianapolis Blvd. Highland IN 46322 Meijer 8605 East 34 Road Cadillac MI 49601 Meijer 3883 E. Grand River Ave. Howell MI 48843 Meijer 5645 Jackson Rd. Ann Arbor MI 48103 Meijer 550 Hull Road Mason MI 48854 Meijer 800 S. US Highway 131, Ste. A Three Rivers MI 49093 Meijer 8401 26 Mile Road Washington MI 48094 Meijer 808 N. Route 59 Aurora IL 60504 Meijer 620 East Chicago Rd. Coldwater MI 49036 Meijer 15000 U.S. 31 Grand Haven MI 49417 Meijer 855 S. Randall Rd. St. Charles IL 60174 Meijer 815 S. Randall Rd. Elgin IL 60123 Meijer 800 Brown Rd. Auburn Hills MI 48326 Meijer 595 N. Pine Rd. Bay City MI 48708 Meijer 13000 Middlebelt Rd. Livonia MI 48150 Meijer 137 Elliott Rd. Defiance OH 43512 Meijer 1195 M-89 Plainwell MI 49080 Meijer 3900 W. US Hwy 10 Ludington MI 49431 Meijer 1167 E. Clinton Trl Charlotte MI 48813 Meijer 6405 B Drive North Battle Creek MI 49014 Meijer 8850 Shaver Rd. Portage MI 49024 Meijer 900 N. Lapeer Rd. Oxford MI 48371 Meijer 130 S. Gary Ave. Bloomingdale IL 60108 Meijer 1801 Marketplace Dr. S.E. Caledonia MI 49316 Meijer 606 S. Greenville West Dr. Greenville MI 48838 Meijer 15400 Waldron Way Big Rapids MI 49307 Meijer 11901 Fulton St. E. Lowell MI 49331 Meijer 400 S. Randall Rd. Algonquin IL 60102 Meijer 3710 Dix Highway Lincoln Park MI 48146 Meijer 12821 Cross Over Dr. DeWitt MI 48820 Meijer 730 E. Saginaw Hwy Grand Ledge MI 48837 Meijer 10055 Olde US 20 Rossford OH 43460 Meijer 9515 Birch Run Road Birch Run MI 48415 Meijer 13521 S. Route 59 Plainfield IL 60544 Meijer 755 E. Boughton Rd. Bolingbrook IL 60440 Meijer 315 Wilson Ave., N.W. Grand Rapids MI 49534 Meijer 3320 W. Shore Drive Holland MI 49424 Meijer 2253 N. Richmond Rd. McHenry IL 60050 Meijer 3434 Century Center St., S.W. Grandville MI 49418 Meijer 1005 E. 13 Mile Rd. Madison Heights MI 48071 Meijer 2799 10 Mile Rd., N.E. Rockford MI 49341 Meijer 6001 Highland Rd. White Lake MI 48383 Meijer 1301 Meijer Drive Rolling Meadows IL 60008 Meijer 205 S. Range Rd. Marysville MI 48040 Meijer 28800 Telegraph Rd. Southfield MI 48034 Meijer 5300 Harvey St. Muskegon MI 49444 Meijer 3565 Fairlane Drive Allen Park MI 48101 Meijer 29505 Mound Rd. Warren MI 48092 Meijer 2700 Route 34 Oswego IL 60543 Meijer 36865 26 Mile Rd. Lenox MI 48048 Meijer 40445 S. Groesbeck Hwy. Clinton Twp. MI 48036 Meijer 8089 Lapeer Road Davison MI 48423 Meijer 2160 Hartland Rd. Hartland MI 48353 Meijer 3700 17 Mile Rd., N.E. Cedar Springs MI 49319 Meijer 250 Meijer Drive Gaylord MI 49735 Meijer 5019 Red Arrow Hwy Stevensville MI 49127 Meijer 7157 E. Saginaw St. East Lansing MI 48823 Meijer 1201 Lears Road Petoskey MI 49770 Meijer 4141 Morrish Rd. Swartz Creek MI 48473 Meijer 3610 Marketplace Circle Rochester Hills MI 48309 Meijer 9000 W. Golf Rd. Niles IL 60714 Meijer 15701 S. 71st Ct. Orland Park IL 60462 Meijer 950 Winston Plaza Melrose Park IL 60160 Meijer 7111 W. Cermak Rd. Berwyn IL 60402 Meijer 9200 S. Western Ave. Evergreen Park IL 60805 Meijer 6050 US Highway 6 Portage IN 46368 Meijer 2770 S. State Rd. Ionia MI 48846 Meijer 1540 28th Street S.E. Grand Rapids MI 49508 Meijer 3757 Plainfield Avenue N.E. Grand Rapids MI 49525 Meijer 2191 Columbia Avenue West Battle Creek MI 49015 Meijer 1301 W. Eight Mile Rd. Detroit MI 48203   ###
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