Fresh Express announces limited romaine salad recall

Fresh Express is conducting a voluntary recall of a limited quantity of 18-oz. Fresh Express Hearts of Romaine Salad with a Use-by Date of Oct. 11 and Product Code of S270A24 due to a possible health risk from salmonella.

The notification is being issued out of caution based on a random sample that yielded a positive result for salmonella as part of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s random sample testing program. The recalled salads were distributed primarily in the West-Northwest and Midwest regions of the U.S. No illnesses or consumer complaints have been reported to Fresh Express at this time in association with this recall. No other Fresh Express products are subject to this recall.

Consumers who may have purchased the recalled salad are asked not to eat it, but to throw it out instead. Fresh Express is offering a full refund. Consumers with questions or who would like to secure a refund may call the Fresh Express Consumer Response Center at (800) 242-5472 during the hours of 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. EDT.

Originally posted Friday, Oct. 12, 2012

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