Fresh Express Salads Recalled

Fresh Express announced a voluntary recall Monday for some ready-to-eat salads in 26 states because of possible salmonella contamination.  The Romaine-based salads have expiration dates between May 13 and May 16, and the letter “S” in the product code.

The salads were sold in the following states: Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Louisiana, Nebraska, Montana, Missouri, Iowa, Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Nevada, Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Utah, Wyoming, North Dakota, and South Dakota. No other Fresh Express salads were included in the recall.

The recall notification was issued out of caution based on an isolated instance where a single package of Fresh Express Hearts of Romaine Salad was confirmed positive for Salmonella during a random sample test by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, according to a news release. The salad had a use-by date of May 15.  Company officials said it is “highly unlikely” that any of the potentially affected salads are still on store shelves because of the expired use-by dates, but consumers might still have the product in their refrigerator and should immediately discard it.

The use-by date is found in the upper right hand corner of the package with the product code located immediately underneath. For Fresh Express Gourmet Cafe Salads, the use-by date and product code are located on the bottom of the salad bowl.  Fresh Express said it is working closely with the FDA, and after learning about the positive test, completed a company-wide product traceability review.

Source: PR Newswire

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