Georgia was one of seven states where people were sickened due to the salmonella-ridden basil.

GEORGIA — Basil sold at Trader Joe’s in multiple states, including Georgia, has been linked to an outbreak of salmonella that has sickened a dozen people in seven states, the retailer said this week.

Those sickened include one in Georgia, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The product, Infinite Herbs organic basil, was sold in 2.5-ounce clamshell packages between Feb. 1 and April 6 in Trader Joe’s stores in 29 states and the District of Columbia.

Stores in Georgia include:

  • 1850 Epps Bridge Pkwy., Athens
  • 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta
  • 3183 Peachtree Road, Atlanta
  • 4250 Roswell Road, Marietta
  • 5185 Peachtree Pkwy., Norcross
  • 635 W. Crossville Road, Roswell
  • 6277 Roswell Road NE, Sandy Springs

Seven of eight people with salmonella infections reported eating basil they’d purchased at Trader Joe’s, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. “Traceback” data determined the basil was produced by Florida-based Infinite Herbs, LLC, the agency said.

One person was hospitalized after becoming infected with salmonella, an organism that can cause serious illnesses or even death.

States where the basil was sold also include Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Vermont and Wisconsin, as well as the District of Columbia.

Salmonella infections were reported in Minnesota (four), Florida (three), and Georgia, Missouri, New Jersey, Rhode Island and Wisconsin, each with one illness.