July 31, 2014

Fresh Express Recalls Expired Romaine Lettuce for Listeria

Fresh Express is recalling an expired produce product because one package tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes. Leafy Green Romaine Salad in 9 ounce size has a use-by date of September 16, 2012. The product should not be available in stores, but consumers may have the product in their homes.

The product has a code of I246A5BMG and was distributed in the Midwest and Eastern states of the United States. Fresh Express instructs its suppliers to remove expired salads from store shelves. If you do see this product on store shelves, tell the manager.

Listeria monocytogenes can cause serious illness and death, especially in those in high-risk groups, such as the elderly, the very young, and those with compromised immune systems. The symptoms include fever, headache, feeling like the flu, and stiff neck. For questions, call Fresh Express Consumer Response Center at 800-242-5472 from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm ET.

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