Listeria-Contaminated Salad Bags: Multiple Brands Recalled

Bagged salads from multiple companies are being recalled because of possible contamination with listeria bacteria. No illnesses have been reported at the time of publishing this post.

The salads include a variety, ranging from iceberg lettuce to slaw mix, and are sold under the brand names River Ranch, Farm Stand, Hy-Vee, Shurfresh, and The Farmer’s Market.

Older people and people with suppressed immune systems are at risk of potentially fatal illness. Listeria can cause miscarriages in pregnant women. Healthy people may experience high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea from listeria food poisoning.

The Listeria contamination was found during a routine, random FDA inspection of salads in the marketplace.

The recalled retail and food service salad bags have either “Best By” code dates of 12MAY2012 – 22MAY2012 or a Julian date between 116 and 125.

1 Comment

  1. What a waste throwing away good salad! It is not necessary. If only the producers would use Listex P100. Listex is a phage preparation that is approved by the USA Food and drug administration. It leaves all the properties from the salad in tact. It does not affect odor, taste, texture of the product.
    Listex P100 is NOT expensive. Especially when you take in consideration the safety of the consumer. If you want to know how it works? Just type Micreos Foodsafety in your browser. You will fins all the details. Food producers should not play with the lives of their clients. Consumers should exist on producers to use Listex P 100.
    Gustaaf van der Feltz

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