Bagged Salad Recalled Because Of Possible Listeria Contamination

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River Ranch Fresh Foods Salinas, Calif., has expanded its voluntary recall of retail and foodservice bagged salads, because of a potential Listeria contamination.

So far no illnesses have been reported.

According to the Food and Drug Administration, retail salad products under this recall were distributed throughout the United States and Canada under various sizes and packaged under the brand names of River Ranch, Farm Stand, Hy-Vee, Shurfresh, and The Farmer’s Market.

The River Ranch brand is sold nationwide, while the Shurfresh label was sold in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Missouri and several other states.

Foodservice salad products under this recall were distributed throughout the United States and Canada under various sizes and packaged under the brand names of River Ranch and Sysco.

The recalled retail and foodservice salad bags have either “Best By” code dates between “12MAY2012 – 29MAY2012” or Julian dates of 118 and 125. The code date is typically located in the upper right hand corner of the bags.

CLICK HERE to see the list for the specific salad products, size, package type, UPC codes and states of distribution.

Consumers who have purchased this product should not consume it and are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions can contact River Ranch at their 24-hour customer service center at 1-888-624-2569.

Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.

Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

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