Salmonella linked to fresh basil sold at Wisconsin grocery stores

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services is assisting to investigate a multistate outbreak of Salmonella infections linked to fresh basil. According to the Centers for Disease Control , 12 people in seven states have become infected with Salmonella, including one person from Wisconsin.

The organic basil was sold under the brand name Infinite Herbs in a 2.5 oz clamshell-style container at Trader Joe’s stores in 29 states, including Wisconsin. Trader Joe’s stores have pulled the product from shelves, and it is no longer available for purchase.

Anyone who purchased the contaminated basil product should not eat it and should throw it away. Anyone who ate any of the contaminated basil and is experiencing symptoms of Salmonella infection, should contact a doctor right away and let them know about the potential contact. Signs and symptoms of Salmonella infection include diarrhea, abdominal pain, fever, and vomiting that lasts for several days.