OTTAWA – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has announced the recall of special ingredients used in Vietnamese cuisine and other Southeast Asian cuisines.
Canada Herb pulls back the culantro from the market for possible salmonella contamination.
Withdrawals apply to all packages sold up to and including Friday, November 9.
CFIA said that the product might have been sold in a clear plastic bag called Canada Herb, or repackaged and sold without labels or codes.
No disease was reported, but the agent advised anyone who might have bought the product to dispose of it.
Culantro – also known as Ngo Gai – is part of the same family as the same cilantro, although it has a stronger flavor.