Bagged Salads Recalls

Date: May 18, 2012
Updated: May 19, 2012
What: River Ranch, Farm Stand, Hy-Vee, Shurfresh, The Farmer’s Market, and Sysco bagged salads
Why: Listeria monocytogenes contamination
Scope: Nationwide

River Ranch Fresh Foods of Salinas, California is expanding its recall of retail and foodservice bagged salads, because they have the potential of being contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria monocytogenes infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

Retail salad products under this recall were distributed throughout the United States and Canada under various sizes and packaged under the brand names of River Ranch, Farm Stand, Hy-Vee, Shurfresh, and The Farmer’s Market.

Foodservice salad products under this recall were distributed throughout the United States and Canada under various sizes and packaged under the brand names of River Ranch and Sysco.

The recalled retail and foodservice salad bags have either Best By code dates between 12MAY2012 – 29MAY2012 or Julian dates of 118 and 125. The code date is typically located in the upper right hand corner of the bags.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with this recall to date.

Consumers who purchased any of these bagged salad products should not consume it and are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions can contact River Ranch at their 24-hour customer service center at 1-888-624-2569.

Recalled Retail & Foodservice Bagged Salads
Three-Color Cole Slaw Mix 16oz bag 45388-10046 NATIONWIDE
Angel Hair 10oz bag 45388-10031
Creamy Homestyle Cole Slaw Kit 11.5oz bag 45388-10037
Iceberg & Romaine European 12oz bag 45388-60019
Iceberg & Romaine European 12oz bag 45388-60042
Greener Garden 12oz bag 45388-60040
Classic Garden 6oz bag 45388-60001
Classic Garden  16oz  bag 45388-60002
Chopped Romaine  10oz  bag 45388-88030
Complete Caesar Salad Kit  10oz  bag 45388-60043
Italian Salad  10oz  bag 45388-60020
Romaine Garden  10oz  bag 45388-60044
Iceberg Shreds  8oz  bag 45388-60045
Restaurant-Style Cole Slaw  16oz  bag 45388-10024
Spring Mix  24oz  bag n/a
Spring Mix  48oz  bag n/a
Heritage Blend  16oz  bag n/a
 Farm Stand Iceberg Garden Salad  16oz  bag 41163-45452 CA
Iceberg Garden Salad  24oz  bag 41163-45453
 Hy Vee

 Cole Slaw  16oz  bag 75450-12051 IA, IL, KS, MN, MO, NB, SD, WI
 European Blend  12oz  bag 75450-12049
 American Blend  12oz  bag 75450-12047
 Garden Supreme  12oz  bag 75450-12046
 Garden Salad  16oz  bag 75450-12052
 Garden Salad  48oz  bag 75450-12065
 Italian Blend  10oz  bag 75450-12048
 Shredded Lettuce  8oz  bag 75450-12053
 Caesar Salad Kit  10oz  bag 75450-12050
 Chopped Romaine  10oz  bag 75450-12055
 Romaine Garden Blend  12oz  bag 75450-12058

 Greener Garden Salad  12oz  bag 11161-40133 AR, CO, KS, KY, IA, IL, IN, MI, MN,
 Romaine Garden Salad  10oz  bag 11161-40134
 Iceberg Garden Salad  16oz  bag 11161-49092
 Cole Slaw  16oz  bag 11161-49088
 Sysco  Spring Mix  48oz  bag n/a MO
 The Farmers Market

 Cole Slaw  16oz  bag 30034-30013 MD, OH, PA, WV
 American Salad Blend  12oz  bag 30034-30105
 Italian Salad Blend  10oz  bag 30034-30115
 Romaine Garden Salad Blend  12oz  bag 30034-30220
 Romaine Chopped  10oz  bag 30034-30141
 Garden Supreme  12oz  bag 30034-30146
 Parisian Salad Blend  7oz  bag 30034-30259
 Angel Hair Cole Slaw  10oz  bag 30034-30266
 European Salad Blend  12oz  bag 30034-30125
 Leafy Romaine Blend  9oz  bag 30034-30364
 Garden Salad  6oz  bag 30034-30012
 Garden Salad  12oz  bag 30034-30400
 Garden Salad  24oz  bag 30034-30363
 ColeSlaw Kit  11oz  bag 30034-99829
 Iceberg Shredded  8oz  bag 30034-30195
 Iceberg Shredded  16oz  bag 30034-99888

Consumers with questions about food safety can Ask Heidi, a certified food safety professional.