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    Listeria-Contaminated Bagged Salad: Multiple Brands Recalled

    May 21, 2012 -- Various bagged salads, some sold nationwide, are being recalled because of possible contamination with listeria bacteria.

    The salads range from iceberg lettuce to slaw mix. They are sold under various brand names, including River Ranch, Farm Stand, Hy-Vee, Shurfresh, and The Farmer's Market.

    Although listeria may not cause severe disease in most people, older people and people with suppressed immune systems are at risk of potentially fatal illness. Listeria can cause miscarriages in pregnant women. Even healthy people may experience high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea from listeria food poisoning.

    However, no illnesses associated with the recalled salads have been reported. The 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. The code date is typically located in the upper right hand corner of the bags.

    Recalled Salad Brands

    BRAND

    PRODUCT

    NAME

    SIZE

    PKG TYPE

    UPC

    STATES

    DISTRIBUTED

    RIVER RANCH

    Three-Color Cole Slaw Mix

    16oz

    bag

    45388-10046

    NATIONWIDE

    Angel Hair

    10oz

    bag

    45388-10031

    Creamy Homestyle Cole Slaw Kit

    11.5oz

    bag

    45388-10037

    Iceberg & Romaine European

    12oz

    bag

    45388-60019

    Iceberg & Romaine European

    12oz

    bag

    45388-60042

    Greener Garden

    12oz

    bag

    45388-60040

    Classic Garden

    6oz

    bag

    45388-60001

    Classic Garden

    16oz

    bag

    45388-60002

    Chopped Romaine

    10oz

    bag

    45388-88030

    Complete Caesar Salad Kit

    10oz

    bag

    45388-60043

    Italian Salad

    10oz

    bag

    45388-60020

    Romaine Garden

    10oz

    bag

    45388-60044

    Iceberg Shreds

    8oz

    bag

    45388-60045

    Restaurant-Style Cole Slaw

    16oz

    bag

    45388-10024

    Spring Mix

    24oz

    bag

    n/a

    Spring Mix

    48oz

    bag

    n/a

    Heritage Blend

    16oz

    bag

    n/a

    Farm Stand

    Iceberg Garden Salad

    16oz

    bag

    41163-45452

    CA

    Iceberg Garden Salad

    24oz

    bag

    41163-45453





    Hy Vee






    Cole Slaw

    16oz

    bag

    75450-12051

    IA, IL, KS, MN, MO, NB, SD, WI

    European Blend

    12oz

    bag

    75450-12049

    American Blend

    12oz

    bag

    75450-12047

    Garden Supreme

    12oz

    bag

    75450-12046

    Garden Salad

    16oz

    bag

    75450-12052

    Garden Salad

    48oz

    bag

    75450-12065

    Italian Blend

    10oz

    bag

    75450-12048

    Shredded Lettuce

    8oz

    bag

    75450-12053

    Caesar Salad Kit

    10oz

    bag

    75450-12050

    Chopped Romaine

    10oz

    bag

    75450-12055

    Romaine Garden Blend

    12oz

    bag

    75450-12058



    Shurfresh


    Greener Garden Salad

    12oz

    bag

    11161-40133

    AR, CO, KS, KY, IA, IL, IN, MI, MN,
    MO, ND, NE, OH, OK, SD, TN, TX,
    WI, WY

    Romaine Garden Salad

    10oz

    bag

    11161-40134

    Iceberg Garden Salad

    16oz

    bag

    11161-49092

    Cole Slaw

    16oz

    bag

    11161-49088

    Sysco

    Spring Mix

    48oz

    bag

    n/a

    MO








    The Farmers Market









    Cole Slaw

    16oz

    bag

    30034-30013

    MD, OH, PA, WV

    American Salad Blend

    12oz

    bag

    30034-30105

    Italian Salad Blend

    10oz

    bag

    30034-30115

    Romaine Garden Salad Blend

    12oz

    bag

    30034-30220

    Romaine Chopped

    10oz

    bag

    30034-30141

    Garden Supreme

    12oz

    bag

    30034-30146

    Parisian Salad Blend

    7oz

    bag

    30034-30259

    Angel Hair Cole Slaw

    10oz

    bag

    30034-30266

    European Salad Blend

    12oz

    bag

    30034-30125

    Leafy Romaine Blend

    9oz

    bag

    30034-30364

    Garden Salad

    6oz

    bag

    30034-30012

    Garden Salad

    12oz

    bag

    30034-30400

    Garden Salad

    24oz

    bag

    30034-30363

    ColeSlaw Kit

    11oz

    bag

    30034-99829

    Iceberg Shredded

    8oz

    bag

    30034-30195

    Iceberg Shredded

    16oz

    bag

    30034-99888

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