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Salmonella advisory issued for fresh cilantro in Minn., Wis.

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is telling consumers not to eat fresh cilantro sold at about 75 stores in Minnesota and Wisconsin because of potential salmonella contamination. The department said routine testing found a sample of the product to be contaminated with the microorganism, which can cause serious and sometimes fatal illness in young children, the elderly and people with compromised immune systems.
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Roughly 50 stores in Minnesota and about 25 in Wisconsin have been ordered to remove fresh cilantro due to potential salmonella contamination, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture says, the Pioneer Press and Star Tribune report.

A routine test found a sample to be contaminated with the microorganism, which can cause serious and sometimes fatal illness in young children, the elderly and people with compromised immune systems, Minnesota Department of Agriculture says.

Here's a list of stores from the Department of Agriculture.

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