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Half a dozen varieties of Old Souls Farms greens recalled due to listeria concerns

Ohio distributor Old Souls Farms, LLC has experienced what they believe is an isolated incident of Listeria monocytogene contamination. This week, they announced the recall of 6 varieties of small and large packages of leafy greens. They ranged anywhere from 1 pound bags to 25 pound bags.


Recalled Products:

Old Souls Farms Arugula

Old Souls Farms Basil

Old Souls Farms Finstar

Old Souls Farms Green Bibb

Old Souls Farms Romaine

Old Souls Farms Spring Mix


The recall and subsequent testing was initiated after routine tests of the rainwater holding tanks at Old Souls Farms’s facility, and a customer’s basil, returned positive for listeria. As stated above, Old Souls Farms believes this is an isolated incident, but they’ve issued a recall out of an abundance of caution.

Like salmonella, listeria is often more dangerous for children, the elderly, pregnant women, and those with weakened immune systems. Contracting listeria for individuals in these groups can lead to miscarriages and stillbirths. For those that are young and relatively healthy, symptoms might include no more than abdominal pain, nausea, a fever or headache. Fortunately, so far no illnesses have been reported related to this recall.

To read the full release from Old Souls Farms and the FDA, click here: