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Listeria in production plant spurs recall of a ton of salads

Castellini Group subsidiaries Club Chef, CC Kitchens involved, as well as Kroger Fresh Selections

Following a Listeria-related recall by its parent company Club Chef involving freshcut produce snacks, CC Kitchens LLC today recalled more than a ton of salads because they contained lettuce that had been recalled for possible Listeria contamination. Also today the Kroger Co. posted recalls of several additional CC Kitchens salads because of potential Listeria contamination…. Continue Reading

Romaine Lettuce Recalled in NV and CA for Salmonella

Pacific International Marketing is recalling 19 cases of bulk Romaine Lettuce sold at Vons and Pavilions stores in California and Nevada due to potential Salmonella contamination. The bulk Romaine Lettuce was sold in bulk produce bins from July 2, 2012 through July 4, 2012. The lettuce heads are banded with a red twist tie marked… Continue Reading

Dole Lettuce Recalled for Contamination

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Friday that Dole Fresh Vegetables is voluntarily recalling 2,598 cases of bagged salad for potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.  The bagged Romaine salad subject to recall was distributed in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. Dole Hearts of Romaine coded 0540N165112A or… Continue Reading

Lettuce Recall Prompts Call to Fund Microbiological Data Program

On the heels of Dole’s announcement that the company is recalling nearly 800 bags of lettuce after Salmonella was detected by state health officials conducting random sampling in New York state, U.S. PIRG (the federation of State Public Interest Research Groups) is chastising a plan to cut the nation’s largest produce testing program. “The Agriculture… Continue Reading

Salinas Grower Recalls Romaine Lettuce

River Ranch of Salinas, CA has recalled whole head romaine lettuce because of potential Salmonella contamination. The bulk-packed lettuce , with no individual labeling, had the lot code 13816 291.  It was distributed from Oct. 23 -26  to multiple states. Wholesaler Keany Produce Co. of Landover, MD River Ranch sent a letter to its customers… Continue Reading

Salmonella Warning Issued for Red Leaf Lettuce

Southern California residents are being warned by health authorities not to eat certain Fresh Choice Marketing red leaf lettuce sold at three grocers because the lettuce may be contaminated with Salmonella.  To date, no illnesses have been reported.  According to a California Department of Public Health news release, the recalled red leaf lettuce was sold… 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

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