Fresh Express is recalling 2,825 cases of its Veggie Lover’s Bagged Salad with a Product Code of I208 and a Use-by Date of Aug. 10. The salads may be contaminated with the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes (Lm).
No other Fresh Express salads are included in the recall, and no illnesses have been reported to date. If you have this product at home, discard it immediately. For additional information, call the Fresh Express Consumer Response Center at (800) 242-5472 (Monday–Friday, 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. PT).
The recall is based on a random sample test conducted by the Ohio Department of Agriculture. One package yielded a positive result for Lm.
Affected products were delivered to 13 states, with the potential for redistribution to an additional 14 states:
Possible Redistribution States
MO, MI, OH, IL, WI, IN, MD, MA, NY, KS, KY, PA, NJ
AR, TN, WV, IA, MN, DC, VA, VT, NH, NE, RI, PA, CT, MS
Signs and symptoms of Listeria-related foodborne illness may include fever, muscle aches and gastrointestinal symptoms (nausea, diarrhea). If infection spreads to the nervous system, symptoms may include headache, stiff neck or confusion. The illness primarily affects pregnant women and adults with weakened immune systems. Most healthy adults and children rarely become seriously ill.
As I noted in a prior post, Fresh Express recalled numerous romaine-based salads in May.