Fresh Express recalls bacteria-tainted food

by Associated Press

Published: August 13,2010

Tags: food, food safety, product recall, product safety

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Fresh Express is voluntarily recalling some of its salad products in Mississippi and other states because of a possible health risk from Listeria.

The salad is being pulled from stores after one package tested positive for the bacterium in a sample test conducted by the Ohio Department of Agriculture. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says no illnesses have been reported.

The recall covers more than 2,800 cases of Fresh Express Veggie Lovers Salad distributed to 13 states, including Mississippi. The recalled salad mix has a product code of I208 and use-by date of Aug. 10.

Fresh Express is part of Cincinnati-based Chiquita Brands.

Listeria can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people and others with weakened immune systems.

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One Response to “Fresh Express recalls bacteria-tainted food”

  1. Carol Says:

    That is terrible. There are times that I just want to grow my own food in my own backyard. However, I don’t think I’d be able to sustain.

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