River Ranch Fresh Foods has issued a recall of retail and food service bagged salads because of a possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
The Food and Drug Administration announced Saturday that the recall applies to salad products distributed nationwide. Various sizes and packages sold throughout the United States and Canada are under the recall.
The recalled retail salad bags were packaged under the brand names of River Ranch, Farm Stand, Hy-Vee, Shurfresh and The Farmer’s Market. Food service salad products were also packaged in various sizes and under the brand names of River Ranch and Sysco.
The bagged salads have best-by dates between May 12, 2012 and May 29, 2012. The best-by code can usually be found in the upper right hand corner of the bag.
The Salinas, Calif. company expanded this voluntary recall because of the possible health risk. The FDA states there have been no reported illnesses associated with this recall.
Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.
Read here for the FDA’s list of specific information regarding the recalled salad bags.
Consumers who have purchased this product should not consume it and are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions can contact River Ranch at their 24-hour customer service center at 1-888-624-2569.