Thursday evening, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture issued an alert to Twin Cities consumers to avoid fresh cilantro at certain stores.
Routine testing discovered contamination by Salmonella bacteria in a sample of the herb.
A full list of the stores affected by the alert is available on the MDA website, but includes East Harriet's . The recall extends to certain stores in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan.
All retail stores that received the potentially-contaminated cilantro have been notified, the alert said. The advisory applies only to cilantro shipped to the stores between July 26 and Aug. 6.
No confirmed illnesses have been reported in association with this batch of cilantro, but the MDA is advising consumers who have purchased the cilantro to either throw the bundles out or return them to a store for a refund.
Healthy people infected with Salmonella will often experience diarrhea, fever, and abdominal pain, but very young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems are vulnerable to serious infections caused by the bacteria. Anyone who believes they may have become ill with Salmonella should contact their health care provider.