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Fresh Express Recalls Italian Salad for Potential Listeria Risk

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Fresh Express Inc.  issued a recall Friday for a limited number of cases of 10-oz. and 6-oz. Italian Salad with the already expired Use-by Date of March 26 and a Product Code of H071A11A due to a possible health risk from Listeria monocytogenes. No illnesses have been reported in association with the recall, and no… Continue Reading

Spinach Recalled for Salmonella Risk

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Charlotte, North Carolina-based Fresh Express is voluntarily recalling a limited quantity of spinach because it may be contaminated with Salmonella. The problem was discovered after Salmonella was detected in a random sample of the spinach collected by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s “random sample testing program,” according to the company press release. This program is… Continue Reading

Bagged Salad Recalled by Fresh Express in U.S. & Canada

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Fresh Express brand Hearts of Romaine bagged salad is now being recalled in both the U.S. and Canada for possible Salmonella contamination. No illnesses have yet been associated with the bagged salads. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) was first to warn consumers not to eat the bagged salad as Fresh Express then issued recalls… Continue Reading

Fresh Express Recalls Expired Romaine After Positive Test

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Fresh Express has recalled an expired produce product because a test on one package came back positive for Listeria monocytogenes. The recalled 9 0z. Leafy Green Romaine Salad carry the expired use-by date of September 16. Consequently, the recalled product is no longer available in stores. Fresh Express issued the recall to cover the unlikely… Continue Reading

Expired Bagged Salad Recalled by Fresh Express

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Fresh Express, Inc. announced Sunday that the company was recalling a limited quantity of expired 10 oz. Hearts of Romaine salad with the expired Use-by Date of August 23, 2012 as a precaution due to a positive test for Listeria monocytogenes.  Product codes associated with the recall begin with “G2222″. According to a company press… Continue Reading

Fresh Express Recalls Bagged Spinach

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… Continue Reading

New Wash Method Launched for Bagged Greens

The New York Times is reporting today that the nation’s largest producer of bagged salads, Fresh Express, has switched from washing leafy greens with chlorine, the industry standard, to rinsing its produce with a blend of lactic and peracetic acids diluted in water. As reported by Willliam Neuman, the story says the company, owned by… Continue Reading

More Clues to May and July Fresh Express Recalls

Fresh Express, the nation’s dominant bagged salad producer, needs to review its criteria for receipt of raw products, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) . In an Oct. 6 warning letter to Fernando Aguirre, president and chief executive officer, of Chiquita Brands International Inc and Fresh Express Inc., FDA added more details… Continue Reading

Fresh Express Recalls Salads for Listeria

Fresh Express is recalled 2,825 cases of Veggie Lovers Salad yesterday after a random sample of the product was found to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes in a test conducted by the Ohio Department of Agriculture.  In a press release, the company stated that anyone who has purchased the Fresh Express Veggie Lovers Salad with… Continue Reading

Latest Fresh Express Recall a Lot Like One in May

The latest recall of selected romaine lettuce by Fresh Express is almost an exact duplicate of a recall the company went through in May. There is one major exception, however.  May’s recall of Fresh Express Romaine-based ready to eat salads occurred because the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) had found Salmonella contamination.  This second… Continue Reading