Nationwide Recall of Bagged Salads Expands

Daniel J. DeNoon

Disclosures

May 22, 2012

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: River Ranch, distributed nationwide
PRODUCT 

NAME

SIZE PKG TYPE UPC
Three-Color Cole Slaw Mix 16oz bag 45388-10046
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

 

Brand: Farm Stand, distributed in CA
PRODUCT 

NAME

SIZE PKG TYPE UPC
Iceberg Garden Salad 16oz bag 41163-45452
Iceberg Garden Salad 24oz bag 41163-45453

 

Brand: Hy Vee, distributed in IA, IL, KS, MN, MO, NB, SD, WI
PRODUCT 

NAME

SIZE PKG TYPE UPC
Cole Slaw 16oz bag 75450-12051
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

 

Brand: Sysco, distributed in MO
PRODUCT 

NAME

SIZE PKG TYPE UPC
Spring Mix 48oz bag n/a

 

Brand: Shurfresh, distributed in AR, CO, KS, KY, IA, IL, IN, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, OK, SD, TN, TX, WI, WY
PRODUCT 

NAME

SIZE PKG TYPE UPC
Greener Garden Salad 12oz bag 11161-40133
Romaine Garden Salad 10oz bag 11161-40134
Iceberg Garden Salad 16oz bag 11161-49092
Cole Slaw 16oz bag 11161-49088

 

Brand: The Farmers Market, distributed in MD, OH, PA, WV
PRODUCT 

NAME

SIZE PKG TYPE UPC
Cole Slaw 16oz bag 30034-30013
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.

SOURCES:

FDA web site.

River Ranch web site.

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