UNFI Voluntarily Recalls Wild Harvest Organic Basil Due to Possible Health Risk

May 13, 2020 FDA

United Natural Foods, Inc. (UNFI) is initiating a voluntary recall of a limited quantity of Wild Harvest® Organic Basil out of an abundance of caution because of the potential for the impacted product to be contaminated by Cyclospora cayetanensis.

Outbreak Investigation of Cyclospora Illnesses Linked to Imported Fresh Basil

July 26, 2019 FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local partners, are investigating a multistate outbreak of Cyclospora illnesses potentially linked to fresh basil exported by Siga Logistics de RL de CV located in Morelos, Mexico.

Basil, The Herb of Love, Gets a Remedy

May 10, 2019 VDF Specialty Seeds

Field-production of new downy mildew resistant basil varieties has yielded positive results, promising the herb-industry some much-needed relief from this debilitating disease.