Fresh Express announces fresh new recall of products over listeria concerns
Fresh Express is back in the news, closing out the year with another recall of some of their salads of listeria monocytogenes concerns. The recalled salads were delivered to retailers in nearly 2 dozen states as well as Canadian provinces. Listeria monocytogenes as we know by now are harmful organisms that can be especially dangerous for the young, elderly, and those with weakened immune systems.
Fresh Express and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration initiated the recall “when the Michigan Department of Agriculture received a positive result for Listeria monocytogenes in a random sample test of a single package…” The product in question was a 9 oz. package of Fresh Express Sweet Hearts salad mix, with a Use By Date of December 8, 2021.
This time something occurred that doesn’t happen often, the Centers for Disease Control was actually able to link this strain of listeria back to a number of sickened individuals. In fact, the CDC was able to date it all the way back to 2016. For their part, Fresh Express not only initiated the recall, but halted production at the facility and is completing a full sanitation review.
With a Use By Date of the first week of December, there’s a good chance you’ve already thrown away any recalled salads you may have purchased. If you haven’t though, you can return them to your retailer for a full refund. At the link below you can find a list of the 20 recalled salad mixes.
For the full FDA release on the recall, follow this link: https://bit.ly/3nj8nYR