California’s Fresh Express announced on Tuesday that it has recalled 2,939 cases of bagged spinach because it might be contaminated with Salmonella.
Random sample testing turned up a positive test for Salmonella, which prompted the recall, the Salinas-based company said in a news release. No illnesses have been reported in connection with the spinach.
The recall involves 9 oz. Bag Spinach that has product codes starting with H081 and H082, a UPC Code of 7127913204 and “use by” dates of April 6 and 7. The product code and use-by date can be found in the upper right-hand corner of the package and the UPC Code in the lower left on the reverse side of the package.
The spinach was distributed to seven states: Pennsylvania, New York, Maryland, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Ohio and Maine, but also may have gone to New Jersey, Virginia, Delaware, Vermont, New Hampshire, West Virginia and Washington, D.C.
No other Fresh Express products are included in the recall.
Consumers who have purchased the spinach should not consume it, but rather discard it and contact their retailer for a refund. For more information call the Fresh Express Consumer Response Center at 800-242-5472, Monday through Friday, 5 a.m. to 8 p.m., Pacific Time.
Fresh Express said its customer service representatives are been contacting retailers to ensure that the recall takes place swiftly.
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