SALAD RECALL: Testing Finds Listeria
The Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals is issuing a warning about a voluntary recall of bagged salad that could carry Listeria.
The bagged salad and coleslaw products were produced by River Ranch Fresh Foods, LLC of Salinas, CA and packaged under the brand names River Ranch, Farm Stand, Hy-Vee, Marketside, Shurfresh, and The Farmer’s Market.
The recalled salads will have a “best by” code 12MAY2012-22MAY2012.
The department is especially concerned about institutional sized bags of salads that were distributed to Iowa nursing homes.
Listeria is an organism that can cause serious infections in the young, those with weakened immune systems and the elderly. The illness can be fatal in severe cases. It causes fever, headaches, nausea, diarrhea, and can cause pregnant women to miscarry.
So far, no illnesses associated with the voluntary recall have been reported.