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July 26, 2019     
PO Box 330
Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0330                      

Jeff Wolfe
P: (609) 633-2954
C: (609) 433-1785


(TRENTON) – In a recent announcement, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control (CDA) alerted consumers to an outbreak of Cyclospora traced to fresh basil imported from Mexico. A voluntary recall is already underway.

Given that farmers across New Jersey continue to harvest fresh basil, it is important to remind consumers that Jersey Fresh basil is in no way implicated in this recent recall.  Consumers can buy Jersey Fresh basil with confidence.

When shopping for basil and other Jersey Fresh produce, look for the Jersey Fresh label. To find the nearest location to purchase basil and Jersey Fresh fruits and vegetables go to You can be sure if it’s Jersey Fresh.


 To learn more about the New Jersey Department of Agriculture, find us on Facebook at and or Twitter @NJDA and @JerseyFreshNJDA.