Red Monkey Foods, Inc. Recalls Parsley and Herbes De Provence Because of Possible Health Risk


Company Announcement Date:
October 13, 2020
FDA Publish Date:
October 13, 2020
Product Type:
Food & Beverages
Reason for Announcement:

Recall Reason Description


Company Name:
Red Monkey Foods, Inc.
Brand Name:

Brand Name(s)

Cost Plus World Market, Great Value, O Organics, Full Circle

Product Description:

Product Description

Parsley and Herbes De Provence

Company Announcement

Red Monkey Foods, Inc. out of an abundance of caution is voluntarily recalling select organic parsley as part of a recall initiated by High Quality Organics (HQO). HQO has issued a recall for a lot of parsley because a sample was tested by one of HQO’s customers and was found to be potentially contaminated with Salmonella. A portion of the lot recalled by HQO was supplied to Red Monkey Foods, Inc and subsequently repacked into consumer containers for parsley and was also used to manufacture herbes de provence which was then sold in consumer containers. To date, there have been no consumer complaints or reported cases of Salmonellosis in connection with these products.

Salmonella can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections, endocarditis and arthritis.

The potentially affected product consists of retail packages weighing 0.3-0.65 oz.

The “Best By” date information can be found on the square bottom of the glass bottle. No other “Best By” dates are being recalled.

Item NumberProduct NamePackage SizeProduct UPCProduction LotProduct Dates
533310-06Cost Plus World Market Herbes De Provence0.6 oz2533 31072552005CBEST BY 13 MAR 2023
533325-06Cost Plus World Market Organic Parsley0.3 oz2533 32512662003DBEST BY: 4 MAR 2023
GV5451-24Great Value Herbes De Provence Organic0.6 oz0 78742 15451 02562001CBEST IF USED BY MAR 14 2023
GV5460-24Great Value Organic Parsley Flakes0.3 oz0 78742 15460 22532002JBEST If Used By: MAR 11 2023
14200102-24O Organics Herbes De Provence Organic0.65 oz0 79893 41131 62662001JBEST If Used By: MAR 24 23
14200099-05O Organics Parsley Organic0.3 oz0 79893 41109 52672001DBEST If Used By: MAR 25 23
32831-06Full Circle Parsley Organic0.3 oz0 36800 32831 02532001JBest By: 11 MAR 2023

The products in question were distributed to all fifty states and Puerto Rico. The product was produced for sale at retail.

Consumers who have purchased the product with the listed “Best By” dates are urged not to consume the product, but to discard it or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers or Media with questions may call our Customer Service Center at (417) 319-7300 or by e-mail at for more information. Customer Service will be available in person from 8am to 5pm CST Monday to Friday.

Red Monkey Foods, Inc. is committed to providing food safe, high-quality products and the safety and satisfaction of our consumers is the company’s utmost priority. Although there have not been any reported cases of Salmonellosis, we are voluntarily recalling the products listed as a preventive measure.

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