Ready Pac recalls bagged salads with romaine

11/18/2011 09:08:00 AM
Don Schrack

Ready Pac Foods Inc., Irwindale, Calif., issued a voluntary recall for more than 5,000 cases of bagged, salads due to possible E. coli bacteria contamination.

The bagged salads affected by the recall have a use-by date of Nov. 18, according to Ready Pac, and were distributed to Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Oregon, Texas, and Washington.

Tristan Kieva, director of marketing, declined to comment on the recall, referring to the company’s news release on the Food and Drug Administration’s website.

The salads were packaged under several labels. The Ready Pac-labelled salads are 9.25-ounce Santa Fe Caesar Complete Salad and 10-ounce bags of Cesar Romaine, Classic Caesar Complete Salad and Bella Romaine.

Other labels in the recall are 10-ounce bags of Dining In Classic Caesar Salad Kit, Raley’s Caesar Romaine, Trader Joe’s Romaine Salad, Safeway Farms Caesar Romaine and Safeway Farms Complete Caesar Supreme.

Also recalled are 16-ounce Trader Joe’s Very American Salad, 9-ounce Safeway Farms Hearts of Romaine and 10.25-ounce Safeway Farms Complete Southwestern Ranch salad bags.

No illnesses related to the recalled products have been reported as of Nov. 17.

Consumers who purchased any of the salad products are asked to record the use-by Date and UPC The voluntary recall was initiated based on a single positive random sample finding for the bacteria, according to the release.



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