Taylor Farms has issued a voluntary recall of several different types of bagged salads after a bag of spinach produced by the company tested positive for salmonella.
There have been no reported illnesses attributed to the recalled items, according to the FDA.
The products were distributed in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Kentucky, Missouri, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, Washington, and Puerto Rico and sold in various retail supermarkets, the FDA said.
The FDA says salmonella is a bacteria that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy people may experience fever, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, and diarrhea that may be bloody. CNN, 20 Oct 2011.
In rare cases, the organism can get into the bloodstream and cause more serious complications.
Products recalled are:
Fresh Selections: Hearts of Romaine, Leafy Romaine, Field of Greens, and Romaine Blend with Best By Date of 10-18-2011
HEB: Spring Mix with Best By Date 10-20-2011
Marketside: Fresh Spinach with Guaranteed Delicious Date of 10-21-2011
Marketside: Casesar Salar Kit, Asian Salad Kit, Southwest Salad Kit with Guaranteed Delicious Date of 10-19-2011
Marketside: Preimum Romaine and Premium Romaine Family Size with Guaranteed Delicious Date of 10-19-2011
Taylor Farm: Field Greens with Best if Used By Date of 10-20-2011
Customers who have purchased any of these products should dispose of the product immediately. If you have experienced any symptoms after consuming one of the products listed above, please call the FDA consumer hotline at 1-877-323-7374 or contact your physician.
You can read the full news release at: FDA.gov.