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Taylor Farms Salads Recalled for Salmonella

Taylor Farms Retail Inc. has recalled 3,265 cases of various salad blends that may be contaminated with Salmonella. 

The recall follows a random test conducted on a finished package of spinach by the Washington State Department of Agriculture.

There have been no reports of illnesses.

The salads 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.

Here are the recalled bagged salads by brand name, item description, UPC code number, date and best-by date:

 

— Fresh Selections, Hearts of Romaine, 10 oz. bag, 0-11110-91044-8 TFRS277B07OOKR5L, Best By 10-18-11

— Fresh Selections, Leafy Romaine, 10 oz. bag, 0-11110-91046-2 TFRS277B07OOKR5H, Best By 10-18-11

— Fresh Selections, Field of Greens, 10 oz. bag, 0-11110-91042-4 TFRS277B07OOKR5F, Best By 10-18-11

— Fresh Selections, Romaine Blend, 10 oz. bag, 0-11110-91038-7 TFRS277B07OOKR5N, Best By 10-18-11

— HEB Spring Mix, 5 oz. bag, 0-41220-19752-1 TFRS277B07, Best By 10-20-11

— Marketside, Fresh Spinach, 10oz bag, 6-81131-32946-0 TFRS277A07, Guaranteed Delicious By 10-21-11

— Marketside, Caesar Salad Kit, 14.6 oz. bag, 6-81131-38744-6, TFRS277B07, Guaranteed Delicious By 10-19-11

— Marketside, Asian Salad Ki,t 15 oz. bag, 6-81131-53211-2, TFRS277B07, Guaranteed Delicious By 10-19-11

— Marketside, Southwest Salad Kit, 15oz bag, 6-81131-38747-7, TFRS277B07 Guaranteed Delicious By 10-19-11

— Marketside, Premium Romaine 9 oz. bag, 6-81131-38753-8, TFRS277B07 Guaranteed Delicious By 10-19-11

— Marketside, Premium Romaine Family, 18 oz. bag,  6-81131-38807-8, TFRS277B07 Guaranteed Delicious By 10-19-11

— Taylor Farms, Field Greens 8 oz. bag, 0-30223-04036-1, TFRS277B07 Best If Used By 10-20-11

To see label photos go here.

     

Customers who purchased these salads are urged not to consume them. Contact Taylor Farms Retail, Inc. for further information at 1-877-323-7374. 

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  • Art Davis

    And another “Hit” in the random testing parade. It’s hard to see how these random, and low frequency (At least the one I am aware of), testing programs can suggest that they are “Protecting the public” as there is no way they are finding even a reasonable percentage of the pathogen positive produce in the market. In fact they are likely testing less than 1% and certainly less than 10% of retail product yet coming up with positives on a more or less monthly basis. Might this suggest that there is a significant amount of pathogen positive produce flowing through the system without discovered effect? Note I do not say “No effect” as I think it quite possible that the system regularly misses small numbers of illness due to contaminated produce. The question is what value is contributed by these testing programs? Will the accumulated data at some point be useful in determining sources / causes of produce contamination? As noted above it is hard to see that these findings, in and of themselves, are protecting anyone however they do potentially desensitize the public to recall announcements and do cause some disruption to the chain of commerce which would not be at all objectionable if a countervailing value could be ascribed but is not useful in the absence of value.