Cilantro recalled in Arizona, 6 other states

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By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland

PHOENIX -- Pacific International Marketing is recalling more than 6,000 cartons of cilantro because of possible salmonella contamination.

The cilantro was grown by Salt River Farming in the Phoenix area. The product was distributed in Arizona, California, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Indiana, South Carolina and Missouri.

Customers are advised to return the cilantro purchased between Nov. 16 and Dec. 10.

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's website, each bunch of cilantro has "Pacific" on the twist tie and the UPC code 33383 80104.

At this time, the recall is only a precaution. No illnesses have been reported.

The source of contamination is unknown.

Salmonella can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in children, the elderly and those with compromised immune systems.