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Apio Inc. Expands Voluntary Recall of Eat Smart Salad Shake Ups Single-Serve Bowls

For Immediate Release

December 26, 2018

Contact

Consumers

Apio
1-800-626-2746

Media

Leigh Lehman
llehman@talktocurrent.com
(310) 967-3409

Announcement

Apio Inc. of Guadalupe, California is expanding a voluntary recall of Eat Smart® Salad Shake Ups™ single-serve bowls. The recall comes after the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) informed the company that another random sample of Eat Smart Salad Shake Ups Sweet Kale/Chou Frise Doux 156 gr. single-serve bowls (5.5oz) with Best Before Date of Dec 29, 2018, Lot 112 346, tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes, 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.

As a precautionary measure, we are recalling all products produced on the same day, same production line, as the one sample that tested positive by CFIA. At this time, we are not aware of any illnesses linked by health officials to this recall and no other products are affected by this recall.

The affected product is sold as a single-serve bowl with the lot code stamped on the side of the bowl and the UPC code printed on the bottom. The affected product includes:

Product NameUPC CodeBest Before DateLot Code
Eat Smart Salad Shake Ups single-serve bowl – Asian Sesame/Sésame AsiatiqueUPC 7 09351 30244 2Best Before Date of Dec 29, 2018Lot 112 346
Eat Smart Salad Shake Ups single-serve bowl – Sweet Kale/Chou Frisé DouxUPC 7 09351 30243 5Best Before Date of Dec 29, 2018Lot 112 346
Eat Smart Salad Shake Ups single-serve bowl – Tropical Lime/Lime TropicaleUPC 7 09351 30197 1Best Before Date of Dec 29, 2018Lot 112 346
Eat Smart Salad Shake Ups single-serve bowl – Asian SesameUPC 7 09351 30241 1Best Before Date of Dec 29, 2018Lot 112 346
Eat Smart Salad Shake Ups single-serve bowl – Avocado RanchUPC 7 09351 30177 3Best Before Date of Dec 29, 2018Lot 112 346
Eat Smart Salad Shake Ups single-serve bowl – Raspberry AcaiUPC 7 09351 30178 0Best Before Date of Dec 29, 2018Lot 112 346
Eat Smart Salad Shake Ups single-serve bowl – Sweet KaleUPC 7 09351 30240 4Best Before Date of Dec 29, 2018Lot 112 346
Eat Smart Salad Shake Ups single-serve bowl – Tropical LimeUPC 7 09351 30179 7Best Before Date of Dec 29, 2018Lot 112 346
 

The product was shipped to retail and distributor customers in the following U.S. states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Idaho, Kansas, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas. In Canada, the product was shipped to retail and distributor customers in the following provinces: Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan.

Anyone who has the recalled product in their possession should not consume it. The product from any of these lot numbers should be disposed of immediately or returned to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Apio's toll-free number at 1-800-626-2746, Monday through Friday from 9:00am – 5:00 pm Pacific Time or visit its website at https://www.eatsmart.net.

Apio Inc. has already notified its retail and distributor customers who were shipped the affected product. Apio, Inc. is issuing this press release and keeping both the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the CFIA informed of its recall process to ensure that consumers are properly alerted.

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About Apio, Inc.

Apio, founded in 1979 in Guadalupe CA, is the innovation leader in fresh-cut specialty packaged vegetables and salads sold in North America. For more information about Apio and our products, please visit EatSmart.net.

Original Recall

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Product Photos

  • Eat Smart Salad Shake Ups Asian Sesame, 5.5 oz.
  • Eat Smart Salad Shake Ups Avocado Ranch, 5.04 oz.
  • Eat Smart Salad Shake Ups Raspberry Acai’, 5.01 oz.
  • Eat Smart Salad Shake Ups Sweet Kale
  • Eat Smart Salad Shake Ups Tropical Lime, 5.36 oz.
  • Eat Smart Salad Shake Ups Sweet Kale Chou Frise’ Doux, 5.5 oz.
  • Eat Smart Salad Shake Ups Asian Sesame Sésame Asiatique, 5.5 oz.
  • Eat Smart Salad Shake Ups Tropical Lime Lim Tropicale, 5.36 oz.
  • Lot Code US - BEST IF USED BY DEC 29
  • Lot Code Canada – BEST BEFORE MEILLEUR AVANT DEC 29 2018 DE 29

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