Bagged salad products have been recalled by River Ranch Fresh Foods of California after they were discovered to be contaminated with Listeria, according to recent news sources.
About 2,154 cases of the products were recalled after the Ohio Department of Agriculture found the bacteria present. The salad products were distributed in Iowa, Pennsylvania, and Ohio and have a best by date of October 14, 2011. No illnesses have been reported in relation with this recall at this time.
The recalled products include:
- 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
Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes life-threatening infection. Especially at risk are young children, the elderly, pregnant women and their unborn child, and those with compromised immune systems.
As a Los Angeles personal injury attorney, consumer health is something that I am very conscious of and I know that even with tough rules and regulations on manufacturers mistakes can still be made. I encourage anyone who is experiencing the symptoms of food poisoning to seek immediate medical attention. The product liability lawyer at our law firm sincerely hopes that no one has been sickened by consuming the recalled salad.