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River Ranch Recalls Products Because of Possible Health Risk
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - October 13, 2011 - River Ranch Fresh Foods, LLC of Salinas, CA is initiating a voluntary recall of 2,154 cases of various bagged salad products due to the potential of being contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes following a routine random test conducted by the Ohio Department of Agriculture.
The bagged salad products subject to the recall include:
|Brand||Item Description||UPC Number||Code Date / Julian Date|
|Farmers Market||8 oz Shredded Iceberg||30034-30195||BEST BY 14OCT2011 A106A and A106B|
|Farmers Market||7 oz Parisian Blend||30034-30259||BEST BY 14OCT2011 A106A and A106B|
|Farmers Market||9 oz Leafy Romaine||30034-30364||BEST BY 14OCT2011 A106A and A106B|
|Farmers Market||12 oz Romaine Garden||30034-30220||BEST BY 14OCT2011 A106A and A106B|
|Hy-Vee||8 oz Shredded Iceberg||75450-12053||BEST BY 14OCT2011 A106A and A106B|
|Hy-Vee||12 oz American Blend||75450-12047||BEST BY 14OCT2011 A106A and A106B|
|Hy-Vee||12 oz Garden Supreme||75450-12046||BEST BY 14OCT2011 A106A and A106B|
|Hy-Vee||12 oz Romaine Garden||75450-12058||BEST BY 14OCT2011 A106A and A106B|
The above products were produced on September 27, 2011 with Best By dates of October 14, 2011.
These salad products were distributed in Iowa, Ohio, and Pennsylvania and sold in retail supermarkets.
No other products or code dates are affected by this recall.
There have been no reported illnesses attributed to the recalled items.
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. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume the products and return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers may contact the company at their 24-hour customer service center at 1-800-762-7708. Consumers with concerns about an illness from consumption of this product should contact a health care provider.
Recalled Product Photos Are Also Available on FDA's Flickr Photostream.