Bagged Salads Recalled by River Ranch Over Listeria Risk

Posted on May 21, 2012

The threat of a Listeria monocytogenes contamination has caused the recall of yet another product.

This time, the recall was announced by the Salinas, California-based River Ranch Fresh Foods, makers of a number of bagged salads issued to retailers or used by food service establishments.  The former was available to customers all across the country in brand names like River Ranch, Hy-Vee, Farmstand, Marketside, The Farmer’s Market, and Shur Fresh.  The food service versions of the affected items were also distributed across the country, where they could be found under the brands River Ranch, Promark, Sysco, Fresh n Easy, and Cross Valley.

In either instance, the products could be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.  This poses a serious threat of infection to those with weakened immune systems, the elderly, and young children.  Healthy people could also face fever, abdominal pain, or diarrhea if they consume the product.  The FDA discovered the health risk during tests at the marketplace level.

Affected items of the aforementioned brands will have a best by date between May 12 and May 22 of this year or a Julian date between 116 and 125.  The date can be found on the upper right of the item’s packaging.  At this time, no one has reported having any sickness in conjunction with the recalled bagged salad.

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