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Bagged Salad Recall: Possible Listeria in Iowa, Ohio and PA

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By Admin on October 20, 2011 12:44 PM

River Ranch Fresh Foods of California has issued a bagged salad recall after learning of possible contamination.

Routine tests by the Ohio Department of Agriculture found traces of Listeria monocytogenes, which is the same organism responsible for nearly two dozen cantaloupe deaths.

The recalled bagged salad products were sold in Iowa, Ohio and Pennsylvania. They contain "Best By" dates of October 14, according to Consumer Reports.

The bagged salad recall is limited to the following products, all of which were sold under Hy-Vee's store label, or Giant Eagle's "Farmers Market":

  • Farmers Market, 8 oz Shredded Iceberg UPC Number 30034-30195
  • Farmers Market, 7 oz Parisian Blend UPC Number 30034-30259
  • Farmers Market, 9 oz Leafy Romaine UPC Number 30034-30364
  • Farmers Market, 12 oz Romaine Garden UPC Number 30034-30220
  • Hy-Vee, 8 oz Shredded Iceberg UPC Number 75450-12053
  • Hy-Vee, 12 oz American Blend UPC Number 75450-12047
  • Hy-Vee, 12 oz Garden Supreme UPC Number 75450-12046
  • Hy-Vee, 12 oz Romaine Garden UPC Number 75450-12058

No illnesses have been reported, according to the Associated Press. But if you have consumed one of the above products, be on the lookout for infection.

Listeriosis mostly affects older adults, pregnant women, newborns and persons with weakened immune systems. It will often cause fever, muscle aches, stiff neck, and confusion. Seek medical attention if you fall ill and fit into a high-risk category.

For those who still possess a product covered by the bagged salad recall, you are urged to contact the company at 1-800-762-7708.

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