If you’re planning to have a salad this Christmas you may want to put down the fork and check the label….There’s a recall underway due possible listeria.

Fresh Express is recalling 10 brands of salad mixes sold in 19 states after listeria was found in a sample test of one of the products.

The online grocer’s recall involves Fresh Direct and private-label salad products produced at its plant in Streamwood, Illinois.

The recall was initiated after Michigan agriculture officials found listeria in a package of Fresh Express 9-ounce Sweet Hearts salad mix.

The potentially tainted products were sold by retailers in the Northeast and Midwest.

Another company, Dole, is also recalling their products due to the same issue.

Details on both recalls can be found below.

An estimated 1,600 Americans get listeriosis each year, and about 260 die, according to the CDC.

The recall includes all use-by dates of fresh salad items with product codes Z324 through Z350.

 

***FRESH RECALL:

Recalled Food

On December 20, 2021, Fresh Express recalledexternal icon several brands of packaged salad products. The recall includes all Use-By Dates with product codes Z324 through Z350.

  • Brands include Fresh Express, Bowl & Basket, Giant Eagle, Little Salad Bar, Marketside, O Organics, Signature Farms, Simply Nature, Weis Fresh from the Field, and Wellsley Farms Organic.

On December 16, 2021, the Michigan Department of Agricultureexternal icon identified the outbreak strain of Listeria in a bag of Fresh Express Sweet Hearts packaged salad.

CDC is also investigating another Listeria outbreak linked to packaged salads produced by Dole. See the Dole recall noticeexternal icon.

What You Should Do
  • Do not eat any recalled packaged salads. Throw them away or return them to where you bought them.
  • Follow these five steps to clean your refrigerator, containers, and surfaces that may have touched the recalled packaged salads. Listeria can survive in the refrigerator and can easily spread to other foods and surfaces.

Call your healthcare provider right away if you have these symptoms of Listeria infection after eating packaged salads.

  • Pregnant people usually experience only fever, fatigue, and muscle aches. However, Listeria can cause pregnancy loss or premature birth. It can also cause serious illness or death in newborns.
  • People who are not pregnant may experience headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance, and convulsions, in addition to fever and muscle aches.
What Businesses Should Do

Symptoms of Listeria
  • Listeria can cause severe illness (known as invasive listeriosis) when the bacteria spread beyond the gut to other parts of the body.
    • Pregnant people, adults 65 years or older, and people with weakened immune systems are at higher risk for severe illness.
    • Pregnant people typically experience only fever, fatigue, and muscle aches. However, Listeria infections during pregnancy can lead to miscarriage, stillbirth, premature delivery, or life-threatening infection of the newborn.
    • People who are not pregnant may experience headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance, and convulsions, in addition to fever and muscle aches.
    • Symptoms of severe illness usually start 1 to 4 weeks after eating food contaminated with Listeria but may start as early as the same day or as late as 70 days after.
  • Listeria can also cause common food poisoning symptoms, like diarrhea and fever. People who experience these symptoms usually recover without treatment.
  • For more information about Listeria, see the Listeria Questions and Answers page.

 

***DOLE RECALL:

Recalled Food

Packaged salads produced by Dole

  • Sold under multiple brands:
    • Ahold
    • Dole
    • Kroger
    • Lidl
    • Little Salad Bar
    • Marketside
    • Naturally Better
    • Nature’s Promise
    • Simply Nature
  • Products include mixed greens, garden salads, Caesar kits, and many other types of salads in bags or clamshells
  • “Best if used by” dates from 11/30/21 through 01/08/22
  • Product lot code begins with the letter “N” or “Y” in the upper right-hand corner of the package
  • See Dole’s recall noticeexternal icon for the full list of recalled salads

Investigators found the outbreak strain of Listeria in two different packaged salads produced by Dole. Investigators are working to determine if additional products may be contaminated.

CDC is also investigating another Listeria outbreak linked to packaged salads produced by Fresh Express. See the Fresh Express recall noticeexternal icon.

What You Should Do

Do not eat any recalled packaged salads.

  • Throw them away or return them to where you bought them.
  • Follow these five steps to clean your refrigerator, items, and surfaces that may have touched the recalled products. Listeria can survive in the refrigerator and can easily spread to other foods and surfaces.

Call your healthcare provider right away if you have these symptoms after eating packaged salads.

  • Pregnant people usually experience only fever, fatigue, and muscle aches. However, Listeria can cause pregnancy loss or premature birth. It can also cause serious illness or death in newborns.
  • People who are not pregnant may experience headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance, and convulsions, in addition to fever and muscle aches.

Stay up to date on this outbreak by following CDC on Facebook or Twitter.

  • Share the latest outbreak information with your friends and family who are at higher risk of getting sick from Listeria (aged 65 and older, are pregnant, or have a weakened immune system).
What Businesses Should Do

Symptoms of Listeria
  • Listeria can cause severe illness (known as invasive listeriosis) when the bacteria spread beyond the gut to other parts of the body.
    • Adults 65 years and older, pregnant people, and people with weakened immune systems are at higher risk for severe illness.
  • Symptoms of severe illness usually start 1 to 4 weeks after eating contaminated food. However, symptoms can start as late as 10 weeks after.
    • Pregnant people usually experience only fever, fatigue, and muscle aches. However, Listeria can cause pregnancy loss or premature birth. It can also cause serious illness or death in newborns.
    • People who are not pregnant may experience headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance, and convulsions, in addition to fever and muscle aches.
  • Listeria can also cause common food poisoning symptoms, like diarrhea and fever. People who experience these symptoms usually recover without treatment.
  • For more information about Listeria, see the Listeria Questions and Answers page.
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