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BrightFarms recalls prepackaged salads due to salmonella concerns

After 8 Americans were sickened with salmonella, linked to BightFarms’s prepackaged salads, Bright Farms and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration initiated a recall. The salads were produced in a BrightFarms facility in Rochelle, Illinois and distributed to retailers in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa and Wisconsin. All affected products have been removed from store shelves.


Recalled Products:

BrightFarms NutrigreensTM (3 oz. package)

BrightFarms Butter Crisp TM (4 oz. Package)

BrightFarms Harvest Crunch ® (4 oz. package)

BrightFarms Mighty Romaine TM (4 oz. and 8 oz. package)

BrightFarms 50/50 Spring & Spinach (4 oz. package)

BrightFarms Spring Crunch (4 oz. package)

BrightFarms Lakeside Crunch TM (4 oz. package)

BrightFarms Spring Mix (4 oz. and 8 oz. package)

BrightFarms Sunny Crunch ® (4 oz. and 8 oz. package)


As we’ve written before, salmonella isn’t typically that dangerous for most Americans. In fact, nearly 50,000 Americans contract salmonella annually, and few if any cases are fatal. For most healthy individuals, contracting salmonella usually leads to no more than some abdominal pain, diarrhea, vomiting, and possibly a fever. Though death from salmonella is rare, there are real concerns for the young, elderly, pregnant, or those with weakened immune systems.

At this time, BrightFarms doesn’t believe any of their other products are affected. They’ve made this recall out of an abundance of caution. According to their release, BrightWay farms has also, “taken steps to enhance their already rigorous food safety protocols.” If you purchased any of the recalled products, you should discard them or return them to your retailer for a refund.

To read the full release on the FDA’s website, click here: