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Nationwide Recall of Bagged Salads Expands

Listeria-Contaminated Bagged Salad: Multiple Brands Recalled
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Reviewed by Laura J. Martin, MD

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

 

Do not eat any of these products. The salads may be returned to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions can contact River Ranch at their 24-hour customer service center at 800-762-7708.

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