The bagged salad maker, Fresh Express, and the USDA have announced the recall of 2,825 cases of Fresh Express’ “Veggie Lovers Salad”. The recall comes after bacteria was found in a bag of the salad in Ohio.
The product being recalled has a product code 1208 and a use-by date of August 10th. The recalled product has been distributed in stores throughout Wisconsin, so the USDA urges that if you have purchased this product, you should avoid consuming it and throw it out.
The bacteria found in one bag is called listeria monocytogenes and can cause fever, nausea, diarrhea, and muscle aches. Most healthy adults and children will rarely become ill from this type of bacteria, however it can have more serious affects on pregnant women and adults with weakened immune systems.
This is the third recall Fresh Express has made in the past three months. The other two recalls involved the presence of E. coli and salmonella.
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