River Ranch Recalls Lettuce and Salad Products Because of Possible Health Risk

October 13, 2011 – River Ranch Fresh Foods, LLC of Salinas, CA is initiating a voluntary recall of 2,154 cases of various bagged salad products due to the potential of being contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes following a routine random test conducted by the Ohio Department of Agriculture.

The bagged salad products subject to the recall include:

Brand Item Description UPC Number Code Date / Julian Date
Farmers Market 8 oz Shredded Iceberg 30034-30195 BEST BY 14OCT2011 A106A and A106B
Farmers Market 7 oz Parisian Blend 30034-30259 BEST BY 14OCT2011 A106A and A106B
Farmers Market 9 oz Leafy Romaine 30034-30364 BEST BY 14OCT2011 A106A and A106B
Farmers Market 12 oz Romaine Garden 30034-30220 BEST BY 14OCT2011 A106A and A106B
Hy-Vee 8 oz Shredded Iceberg 75450-12053 BEST BY 14OCT2011 A106A and A106B
Hy-Vee 12 oz American Blend 75450-12047 BEST BY 14OCT2011 A106A and A106B
Hy-Vee 12 oz Garden Supreme 75450-12046 BEST BY 14OCT2011 A106A and A106B
Hy-Vee 12 oz Romaine Garden 75450-12058 BEST BY 14OCT2011 A106A and A106B

The above products were produced on September 27, 2011 with Best By dates of October 14, 2011.
These salad products were distributed in Iowa, Ohio, and Pennsylvania and sold in retail supermarkets.
No other products or code dates are affected by this recall.
There have been no reported illnesses attributed to the recalled items.
Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume the products and return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers may contact the company at their 24-hour customer service center at 1-800-762-7708. Consumers with concerns about an illness from consumption of this product should contact a health care provider.

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