Frontera Produce Ltd. is recalling one lot of cilantro that has the potential to be contaminated with salmonella.

The Edinburg, Texas-based shipper is working with the Food and Drug Administration to make consumers aware of the voluntary recall of Mexican cilantro, according to a July 28 news release.

No sicknesses have yet been reported, according to the release.

The recall came 10 days after another Rio Grande Valley company, Sweet Superior Fruit Ltd., Co., McAllen, also recalled one lot of Mexican cilantro because of salmonella concerns.

The FDA detected the contamination of the Sweet Superior Fruit cilantro during routine testing at the port of entry. No illnesses were reported in that case, either.

Frontera identified the lot as 118122, and said it was distributed to two retail chains that have stores in Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado, Louisiana and New Mexico.  Frontera did not identify the retailers.

Frontera said it has advised both supermarket chains of the situation and provided each with case tag identification.

Consumers are advised to destroy the cilantro which could have been purchased between July 20-27.

The cilantro bunches have a white twist tie with pink lettering spelling the word ‘Cilantro’ and the Universal Product Code number 033383801049. 
The company says it discovered the potential contamination in routine food safety tests.

“Frontera Produce continues to stay committed to the highest levels of food safety, and strives to work within the industry to bring food safety to the forefront,” Will Steele, Frontera’s president and chief executive officer, said in the release.  “We continually look for ways to enhance our protocol and stay committed to providing outstanding products to our consumers.”

Questions about the recall can be directed to Frontera at 877-381-5701 or at

More information on the Frontera recall is available here.

See The Packer's coverage on the Sweet Superior Fruit recall here and here.

Frontera Produce recalls cilantro