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Fresh Express recalls baby spinach after finding almond in production run

Fresh Express Inc. is voluntarily recalling of 350 cases of Fresh Express Baby Spinach after a piece of almond was found in the production supply.

recalled Fresh Express baby spinach

The 12-ounce packages have a product code of G010A17A and use-by date of Jan. 24, according to the recall notice on the Food and Drug Administration website.

The recalled bagged spinach could present an allergen risk to people who have sensitivities to tree nuts. Fresh Express representatives are coordinating with stores to remove the recalled product from retail stores where distributed, primarily in Eastern and Southeastern states.

No other Fresh Express products are included in this recall. No illnesses had been reported in relation to the product as of the posting of the Jan. 19 recall notice.

“The recall was necessitated when a portion of a single almond was inadvertently introduced into the production supply. In order to safeguard the health and wellbeing of consumers, Fresh Express is conducting a precautionary recall of product that could have come into contact with the almond during this isolated incident,” the recall notice states.

Fresh Express is coordinating closely with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and is conducting a full investigation into event. Consumers in possession of the recalled product should discard it. A refund is available where purchased or by contacting the Fresh Express Consumer Response Center toll-free at 800-242-5472 during the hours of 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. EST.

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