Fresh Express announces romaine recall - The Packer

Fresh Express announces romaine recall

09/24/2012 04:19:00 PM
Tom Karst

For related news on a more recent recall by Fresh Express, see "Fresh Express, Publix recall bagged romaine."

Fresh Express Incorporated is voluntarily recalling a limited quantity of 9-ounce packages of leafy green romaine salad after a positive test for listeria.

The salad has an expired use-by date of Sept. 16, but the recall is a precaution in the event consumers may still have the product in their refrigerators, according to a news release from the Salinas, Calif., company.

The recalled salad product has a product code of I246A5BMG, found in the upper right corner of package, and was distributed primarily in the Midwest and Eastern part of the U.S. Because of the expiration date, the salad is no longer available in stores, according to a release.

The recall was triggered by a positive test result for Listeria monocytogenes on a single package, collected for the U. S. Department of Agriculture random sample testing program, according to the release. No illnesses have been reported in connection to the recall, according to the release.



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anonymous    
September, 24, 2012 at 08:39 PM

What good do all these leafy green recalls do the consumer and the industry when the product is 8 days out of date? Who would possibly have this in their refrigerator still? When was the product tested by the USDA and why does it take so long to get the results? Enough of these recalls that are obviously to late to do anything about it.

Leafy    
Oklahoma  |  September, 25, 2012 at 09:31 AM

There may not be a lot of good involved, however it is still better than not knowing that the product was contaminated. These test results presses processors to take proper steps at their facility. Customers demand better food safety interventions as a result of these postive test results which in turn benefits the consumers.

Ben    
September, 25, 2012 at 07:25 PM

The whole industry is talking about food safety, but no one is doing anything. There is no traceback/traceup system, fo find the contaminated stuff in the supply chain. The leafy green amendment is another try by the industry to show how good we are on the paper. Lack of sanitation from the farm to the supermarket!

    
September, 28, 2012 at 04:04 PM

Has anyone given any thought to the fact that it may be contaminated in the trucking? Or, maybe the sanitation of the market? Why is it always the "Farm"?

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