Salad recall: Fresh Express recalls some bags of romaine

Fresh Express Incorporated is voluntarily recalling a limited quantity of expired 18-oz. Hearts of Romaine salad with the use-by Date of Sept. 26, 2012 and Product Code H256808 as a precaution due to a possible health risk.

The precautionary recall notification for the now-expired salad was issued after a sample of a single package of 18-oz. Hearts of Romaine salad yielded a positive result for Listeria monocytogenes as part of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s random sample testing program. No consumer complaints have been received by Fresh Express Consumer Response Center in association with this recall. No other Fresh Express products are being recalled.

The product was distributed primarily in Northeast and Midwest of the United States.

Fresh Express customer service representatives are contacting retailers to confirm the product was removed from their inventories and store shelves. Customers with questions may contact their Fresh Express customer service representative

Should consumers have this product in their refrigerators, it should be discarded. Consumers with questions should call the Fresh Express Consumer Response Center at (800) 242-5472 during the hours of 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.

Originally posted Friday, Sep. 28, 2012

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