Changing consumer behavior is driving many of the emerging issues in food safety, according to experts.

This factor was identified for half of the 13 issues discussed in 2019 by emerging risk specialists as part of work by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

Potential issues were classed according to the hazard, with nine being microbiological and five chemical, or driver identified with six being due to new consumer trends and two because of new processor technology.

Of 17 potential issues debated, 13 were judged to be emerging topics. One was the identification of emerging food allergens as EU regulation on labeling does not apply to commercial airlines. The recommendation was that countries do education campaigns for public transport companies where food is served.

GBS and minimally processed foods
Others included human consumption of microplastics and nanoplastics in table salt; cannabidiol (CBD) and cannabidiol-containing products; foodborne invasive infections with Streptococcus agalactiae, also known as group B Streptococcus (GBS), hepatoxicity associated with food supplements containing turmeric and food safety risks linked to the trend of minimally processing.

An outbreak with Streptococcus agalactiae occurred in Singapore in 2015, affecting 238 people. Raw consumption of regional freshwater fish was identified as the source of infections. Since Europe imports fish from Southeast Asia and it is not always prepared well cooked, and because of raw fish consumption habits like sushi and ceviche, foodborne infections in Europe may also occur. Earlier this year, officials in Singapore said they were investigating an increase in GBS cases.

The Italian System for Phyto- and Nutri-Vigilance received 27 reports of hepatotoxicity associated with curcumin-containing supplements from December 2018 to June 2019. All but one were hospitalized with acute hepatitis. The age of cases ranged from 29 to 71 and 24 were female. EFSA and the Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety in Germany (BVL) are considering presenting at a workshop on emerging risks in food supplements.

For the minimally processed foods trend, sous vide cooking and reduced additives usage were discussed. Sous vide is where raw or par-cooked food is sealed in a vacuumed laminated plastic pouch or container, heat-treated by controlled cooking, rapidly cooled, and then reheated for service after chilled storage. Avoidance of additives, such as preservatives and antioxidants makes products more vulnerable to the development of pathogenic microorganisms during shelf life.

A trend towards light products with decreased fat content and with clean label considerations may present new levels of risk due to low concentration of preservatives. The demand for slow cooking at a lower temperature was also discussed.

The potential knock-on impact of reducing plastic
The report summarizes the activities of all groups involved in the emerging risk identification procedure and issues identified in 2019. EFSA’s contributing networks include the Emerging Risks Exchange Network (EREN), the Stakeholder Discussion Group on Emerging Risks, EFSA’s units, scientific panels, and the scientific committee and its working groups.

One area not classed as an emerging issue was the increased risk of foodborne illness due to proposed reductions and bans on food and beverage service packaging made with plastic. These items help prevent cross-contamination of food products, and a ban on, or reduced access to them, in the absence of changes in consumer practice, will lead to greater persistence and circulation of foodborne pathogens within the supply chain, and increased risks of illness in Europe, according to Serving Europe, which represents branded food and beverage service chains at EU level.

EFSA and member states said they would evaluate the issue and consider risk and benefit in future risk assessments.

Another 28 issues resulting from countries’ own horizon scanning were presented to EREN. Germany raised the topics of E. coli, Salmonella, and Listeria in raw wheat; tortillas linked to aflatoxin exposure in Guatemala and supplements vitamin C intake and increased risk of kidney stones.

France flagged unexpected tick-borne viruses in Europe; high opioids content in poppy seed and circulation of coronaviruses in wildlife in the country. Lychee intoxication linked to encephalitis was a concern for the World Health Organization as was foraged food in urban environments for EFSA.

Hungary brought attention to a number of issues including risks related to homemade rice milk and other plant-based milk; lab-grown and plant-based meat; Salmonella migration into the bloodstream; unsafe levels of radiation in Japanese processed food imports; Acinetobacter in raw meat and ecdysterone in spinach extract.

The Swiss Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office (FSVO) has investigated using social media analysis as an early warning system for foodborne outbreaks. FSVO and the HumanTech Institute tested a platform that tracks food intoxication in Switzerland in real-time by analyzing posts on Twitter.

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A quarter of food products imported into the Czech Republic from a third country were non-compliant last year, according to a report.

Inspection results revealed the highest number of violations for foodstuffs imported from third countries at 25.1 percent and those made by producers in the European Union at 16.9 percent. Domestic production had the least violations at 13 percent.

Findings come from the Czech Agriculture and Food Inspection Authority’s (CAFIA) 2018 annual report.

It identified foodstuffs with over-the-limit pesticide residues, pesticides prohibited in Europe for several years and food supplements with harmful substances.

Martin Klanica, director-general of the agency, said trends seen in recent years continued.

“There are concrete facts indicting that in products imported from abroad, there is a considerably higher share of non-compliant batches than among foodstuffs originating in the Czech Republic. We had to take this fact into account in our long-term strategy and inspection panels for future periods. Unsafe or adulterated foodstuffs do not belong on the market, must not be tolerated and are a direct violation of consumers’ interests.”

Reasons for non-compliance

CAFIA made 43,401 visits to food business operators, public caterers, customs warehouses and Internet shops. The agency found 3,514 non-compliant lots of foodstuffs.

The most problematic items are chocolate and confectionery (53.9 percent), honey (46.3 percent), starch and starch products (45.5 percent), dehydrated products, liquid flavoring substances, dressings, salt and mustard (44.3 percent), other items including frozen foods (43.8 percent) and additives and aromas (37.5 percent).

Issues were found with a third of coffee, coffee substitutes, and teas, non-alcoholic drinks (31.6 percent) egg and egg products (30.3 percent), ice cream and frozen creams (29.5 percent), nuts (28.2 percent), natural sweeteners (25 percent), wine (23.9 percent), pasta (23.9 percent), processed vegetables and mushrooms (22.3 percent), edible fats and oils (21.7 percent) and food supplements (14 percent).

In 2018, checks for microbiological compliance were done on 5,741 batches of foodstuffs, meals, ice, and bottled water, of which 1,792 were checked in-situ and 3,949 through samples in laboratories. In-situ controls uncovered 146 batches unfit for human consumption and 116 non-compliant samples were found at the labs.

In the lab samples, Listeria monocytogenes was found in a hummus spread and potato salad. Salmonella spp. was detected in meat products, fresh chicken, confectionery, ready-made salad, and a vegetable salad meal. Shiga toxin-producing E. coli was identified in mixed tartare steak.

Most batches found to be unsafe were meat products, dairy, and fresh vegetables. The top cause was the growth of visible mold and spoilage due to microbial activity.

Checks for inorganic substances on 4,449 food batches revealed 161 were non-compliant. Above-threshold amounts of pesticide residue were found in 35 of 1,194 batches of packaged water, teas, fruit, poppy seeds and vegetables. Five of 453 analyzed batches were non-compliant for ochratoxin A and Aflatoxin B1.

The maximum quantity of cadmium was exceeded in a celery sample and the level permitted of calcium and metallic magnesium was too high in a food supplement.

Regulatory action

In 2018, CAFIA received 3,929 complaints, which was 698 less than in 2017. A total of 3,687 batches of food products were inspected on the basis of complaints and 847 were non-compliant.

Last year, CAFIA imposed 12,397 bans for an amount of Czech Koruna 53,625,509 ($2.33 million). Foodstuffs on which a ban was set most frequently included dairy and meat products. The greatest monetary volume was imposed on wine and fresh fruits. Last year saw the conclusion of 2,216 administrative proceedings with food businesses, in which fines were imposed for a total of CZK 100,594,000 ($4.37 million).

During 2018, 67 public catering facilities were closed due to unacceptable hygiene conditions.

CAFIA considers findings of adulterated foodstuffs such as meat or fish with low meat content, ketchup with low tomato content, or wine with water content or adulterated origin, to be severe deficiencies.

In five samples of kebabs, where it was declared on the menu or during the order that they were made of beef or veal, presence of undeclared turkey or chicken was detected. Only two of seven samples were compliant. Adulterated production of wine was identified in four cases.

Out of 81 sampled honey batches, 40 were non-compliant; 16 batches stated the Czech Republic as the origin but five of these batches contained honey from non-existent companies.

Last year, 441 notifications were sent through the Administrative Assistance and Cooperation System (AACS) which deals with food fraud and 30 cases were for the Czech Republic.

A total of 2,811 notifications were distributed through RASFF made up of 191 original notifications concerning the Czech Republic and 2,620 additional information notices. The Czech Republic sent 47 original notifications.

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Williams-Sonoma of San Francisco, CA is voluntarily recalling limited quantities of its Meyer Lemon Poppy Seed Quick Bread mix because it was made with powdered milk that could be contaminated with Salmonella.

recalled Williams-Sonoma lemon poppy seed bread“The ingredient supplier has issued a recall of the bulk milk powder. Although no pathogenic bacteria have been found in the powdered milk product supplied in Williams-Sonoma’s product, we have decided out of an abundance of caution to recall the product produced from the specific lot received from our ingredient supplier,” according to the recall notice posted on the Food and Drug Administration’s website.

“Consumers who have purchased Williams-Sonoma Meyer Lemon Poppy Quick Bread are urged to discontinue use and return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company by email at customerservice@williams-sonoma.com or phone at 844-526-4666.”

Retailers nationwide received the recalled lemon poppy seed bread mix from Williams-Sonoma from August 2016-present. Consumers can identify the recalled bread mix by looking for the following label information:

  • Williams-Sonoma Meyer Lemon Poppy Seed Quick Bread;
  • NET WT. 1 LB. 2 OZ;
  • Packaged in a yellow paper bag;
  • SKU 7839186 located on price sticker; and
  • BEST BY: JAN2018 02118:A1 or JAN2018 02018:A1 located on the back flap.

Although Williams-Sonoma did not name the powdered milk supplier in its recall notice, in recent days a number of other companies have recalled a wide variety of food products from macaroni and cheese to frozen cream puffs because of potentially contaminated powdered milk ingredients names Valley Milk Products LLC.

Anyone who has consumed any of the recalled products and developed symptoms of Salmonella infection should seek medical attention and tell their doctors about the possible exposure to the pathogen.

Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Young children, pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems may contract serious and sometimes deadly infections.

Healthy people may experience short-term symptoms such as fever, headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal cramps and diarrhea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.

Related recalls
The companies that named the powdered milk supplier said the potentially contaminated ingredients came from the Valley Milk Products production plant in Strasburg, VA. At the request of the FDA, armed U.S. Marshals raided the plant on Dec. 1 and seized 4 million pounds of powdered milk and powdered buttermilk.

On Dec. 9 Valley Milk Products recalled 3.1 million pounds of powdered milk products produced and sold in the period from Dec. 5, 2015, through July 10, 2016. While the FDA has access to company records showing who bought the recalled powdered milk, and when, it cannot publish those details because of a federal law protecting “confidential corporate information.”

In a document filed in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia the FDA reported environmental swabs collected at the production facility returned positive results for Salmonella. Inspectors also found internal records at Valley Milk that showed the company itself had found Salmonella in the facility and in finished products.

For additional details on other recalls related to the Valley Milk Products problems with Salmonella, please see:

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This article was updated to include an expanded list of recalled products issued Nov. 8, 2013. Garden Fresh Foods is expanding its voluntary recall of  fresh cut vegetables, ready-to-eat salads, slaws, dips and spreads sold under various brands, including Weis, because the products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Products are sold in various size containers and distributed in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa Illinois, Ohio, Indiana, Texas, Florida, Massachusetts, Missouri, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Arizona and California. Consumers who have purchased any of the suspect products are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Although product included in this recall may be expired, Garden Fresh is concerned that some product may be frozen in consumer or retail freezers. These products are being recalled in association with a recall by the same company of ready-to-eat chicken and ham products. A full list of those products being recalled can be found on the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s website. Products regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) include the following:

Brand Product Discription Pack Size Retail UPC Code Master Case UPC Code Expiration Dates
Chef’s Kitchen Deluxe Egg Salad 1/5 lb. 0 11596 52044 5 11/17/2013 – 12/4/2013
Copperwood Kitchens Steakhouse Macaroni Salad 2/5 lb. 8 11839 01018 0 12/5/2013
Copperwood Kitchens Chopped Cole Slaw 2/5 lb. 8 11839 01020 3 11/21/2013 – 12/4/2013
Dairy Fresh Potato Salad with Egg 2/5 lb. 0 70163 89085 5 12/5/2013
Dairy Fresh Homemade Macaroni Salad 2/5 lb. 0 70163 89080 0 12/8/2013
Dairy Fresh Mustard Potato Salad 2/5 lb. 0 70163 89090 9 12/3/2013 – 12/10/2013
Dairy Fresh Homemade Dixie Cole Slaw 2/5 lb. 0 70163 55890 8 12/8/2013
Dairy Fresh Mexicalli Taco Pasta 1/5 lb. 0 70163 55999 8 12/10/2013
Dairy Fresh Baked Potato Salad 2/5 lb. 0 70163 40659 6 12/1/2013 – 12/15/2013
Dairy Fresh Chopped Cole Slaw 2/5 lb. 0 70163 57363 5 12/1/2013
Dairy Fresh Macaroni Salad 2/5 lb. 0 70163 56415 2 12/5/2013
Dairy Fresh Pasta & Tomato Salad 1/5 lb. 0 70163 41000 8 11/26/2013 – 12/3/2013
Dairy Fresh Krab Salad 1/5 lb. 0 70163 41001 5 12/8/2013 – 12/14/2013
Dairy Fresh Asiago Pasta Salad 1/5 lb. 0 70163 50041 9 11/26/2013
Dairy Fresh Venetian Bow Tie Pasta 1/5 lb. 0 11596 50042 3 11/26/2013
Dairy Fresh Sour Cream Mac & Cheddar 2/5 lb. 0 70163 50043 3 11/26/2013
Dairy Fresh Homemade Potato Salad 2/5 lb. 0 70163 56575 3 12/6/2013
Dairy Fresh Homemade Mustard Potato Salad 2/5 lb. 0 70163 56700 9 12/10/2013
Dairy Fresh Deluxe BLT Pasta Salad 1/5 lb. 0 70163 50074 7 11/26/2013 – 12/10/2013
Dairy Fresh Asian Vegetable Orzo 1/5 lb. 0 70163 50242 0 11/26/2013 – 12/10/2013
Dairy Fresh Red Skin Potato & Herb 1/5 lb. 0 70163 53370 7 12/3/2013 – 12/10/2013
Family Style Potato Salad 2/5 lb. 0 11596 51061 3 11/27/2013
Family Style Macaroni Salad 2/5 lb. 0 11596 52060 5 0 00 11596 52060 5 11/22/2013 – 12/7/2013
Family Style Cole Slaw 2/5 lb. 0 11596 53060 4 11/26/2013 – 12/5/2013
Farmer’s Market Fresh Salsa Jalapeno Mild 6/15 oz. 0 11596 06142 9 0 00 11596 06142 9 12/14/2013 – 12/15/2013
Farmer’s Market Fresh Salsa Serrano Spicy 6/15 oz. 0 11596 06143 6 0 00 11596 06143 6 12/14/2013 – 12/15/2013
Farmer’s Market Fresh Salsa Habanero Hot 6/15 oz. 0 11596 06144 3 0 00 11596 06144 3 12/15/2013
Finest Traditions Strawberry Yogurt Cheesecake Dessert 1/5 lb. 10 733147 11018 5 11/20/2013 – 12/9/2013
Finest Traditions Mint Chocolate Chip Cookie Mousse 1/5 lb. 10 733147 11017 8 11/20/2013 – 12/9/2013
Finest Traditions Apple Salad Base 1/2.5 lb. 10 733147 11020 8 11/27/2013
Finest Traditions Taco Spread 2/4 lb. 10 733147 11019 2 12/18/2013 – 12/20/2013
Finest Traditions Ties & Tomatoes Pasta Salad 1/8 lb. 10 733147 10686 7 11/20/2013 – 12/9/2013
Finest Traditions Broccoli Cauliflower Salad Base 5/2.125 lb. 10 733147 10647 8 11/20/2013 – 12/9/2013
Finest Traditions Deluxe BLT Pasta Salad 1/8 lb. 10 733147 10770 3 11/25/2013 – 12/9/2013
Finest Traditions Steakhouse Potato Salad 1/8 lb. 10 733147 10773 4 11/11/2013 – 12/9/2013
Finest Traditions Fruit Dip 6/11 oz. 10 733147 10853 3 12/20/2013 – 12/27/2013
Finest Traditions Mock Crab Salad 6/16 oz. 7 33147 00027 4 10 733147 10001 8 11/20/2013 – 12/9/2013
Finest Traditions Deluxe Potato Salad 4/8 lb. 10 733147 10450 4 11/20/2013 – 12/9/2013
Finest Traditions Mock Crab Salad 1/8 lb. 10 733147 10287 6 11/20/2013 – 12/9/2013
Finest Traditions Macaroni Salad 1/8 lb. 10 733147 10286 9 11/18/2013 – 12/4/2013
Finest Traditions Creamy Country Cole Slaw 1/8 lb. 10 733147 10140 4 11/20/2013 – 12/4/2013
Finest Traditions Krab Salad 1/8 lb. 10 733147 10172 5 11/18/2013 – 12/2/2013
Finest Traditions Tuna Pasta Salad 1/8 lb. 10 733147 10067 4 11/20/2013 – 12/9/2013
Finest Traditions Homemade-style Cole Slaw 1/8 lb. 10 733147 10170 1 11/20/2013 – 12/4/2013
Finest Traditions Deluxe Potato Salad 1/8 lb. 10 733147 10130 5 11/20/2013 – 12/9/2013
Finest Traditions Robust Pasta Salad 1/8 lb. 10 733147 10145 9 11/20/2013 – 12/9/2013
Finest Traditions Roasted Garlic Potato Salad 1/8 lb. 10 733147 10159 6 11/25/2013 – 12/9/2013
Finest Traditions Penne Pasta with Roma Tomatoes 1/8 lb. 10 733147 10286 9 11/25/2013 – 12/9/2013
Finest Traditions Southwest Taco Pasta 1/8 lb. 10 733147 10287 6 11/20/2013 – 12/9/2013
Finest Traditions Creamy Fruit Salad 1/8 lb. 10 733147 10101 5 11/6/2013 – 11/25/2013
Finest Traditions Garden Vegetable Spaghetti Salad 1/8 lb. 10 733147 10196 1 11/25/2013 – 12/9/2013
Finest Traditions Tuna Salad Spread 2/4 lb. 10 733147 10186 2 11/30/2013 – 12/14/2013
Finest Traditions Homestyle Potato Salad 1/8 lb. 10 733147 10134 3 11/20/2013 – 12/11/2013
Finest Traditions Fat Free Four Bean Salad 1/8 lb. 10 733147 10180 0 11/25/2013 – 12/9/2013
Finest Traditions Homestyle Potato Salad 4/8 lb. 10 733147 10452 8 11/20/2013 – 12/9/2013
Finest Traditions Pumpkin Mousse 1/5 lb. 0 00 11596 55053 4 11/15/2013 – 12/4/2013
Finest Traditions Rigatoni Pasta Salad 1/8 lb. 10 733147 10148 0 11/25/2013 – 12/9/2013
Finest Traditions Wild Rice Salad Base 1/8 lb. 10 733147 10182 4 11/25/2013 – 12/9/2013
Finest Traditions Spinach Dip 1/8 lb. 10 733147 10123 7 11/20/2013 – 12/9/2013
Finest Traditions Dill Dip 1/8 lb. 10 733147 10122 0 11/20/2013 – 12/9/2013
Finest Traditions Egg Salad Spread 2/4 lb. 10 733147 10189 3 11/15/2013 – 12/4/2013
Finest Traditions Pea & Cheese Pasta Salad 1/8 lb. 10 733147 10146 6 11/25/2013 – 12/9/2013
Finest Traditions Smoky Baked Beans 4/8 lb. 10 733147 10456 6 11/25/2013 – 12/9/2013
Finest Traditions Fresh Salsa Spicy 6/11 oz. 10 733147 10996 7 12/9/2013
Finest Traditions Fresh Salsa Mild 6/11 oz. 10 733147 109943 12/9/2013
Finest Traditions Cranberry Relish 2/5 lb. 10 733147 10862 5 3/31/3014
Finest Traditions Smoked Imitation Salmon Spread 1/8 lb. 10 733147 10120 6 11/25/2013 – 12/9/2013
Finest Traditions Baked Bread Pudding 1/7 lb. 10 733147 10099 5 11/21/2013 – 12/10/2013
Finest Traditions Blue Cheese Potato Salad 1/8 lb. 10 733147 10137 4 11/11/2013 – 11/25/2013
Finest Traditions Deluxe Potato Salad 6/16 oz. 7 33147 00007 6 10 733147 10133 6 11/27/2013 – 12/11/2013
Finest Traditions Southwest Dip 1/8 lb. 10 733147 10125 1 12/4/2013
Finest Traditions Black Olive Jalapeno Pepper Spread 2/4 lb. 10 733147 10859 5 11/25/2013
Finest Traditions Cheddar Cheese & Olive Spread 2/4 lb.  10 733147 10860 1 11/25/2013
Finest Traditions Nevada Chicken Salad Base 1/8 lb. 10 733147 10912 7 11/20/2013 – 12/9/2013
Finest Traditions Smoky Baked Beans 6/16 oz. 7 33147 00161 5 10 733147 10243 2 11/28/2013 – 12/9/2013
Finest Traditions Smoky Baked Beans 6/16 oz. 7 33147 00161 5 10 733147 10243 2 11/20/2013 – 12/9/2013
Finest Traditions Macaroni Salad 6/16 oz. 7 33147 00018 2 10 733147 10157 2 11/25/2013 – 11/25/2013
Finest Traditions Homemade-style Cole Slaw 6/16 oz. 7 33147 00025 0 10 733147 10165 7 11/20/2013 – 12/4/2013
Finest Traditions Homestyle Potato Salad 6/16 oz. 7 33147 00019 9 10 733147 10175 6 11/27/2013 – 12/11/2013
Finest Traditions Cheddar & Bacon Potato Filling 1/8 lb. 10 733147 10262 3 11/11/2013 – 11/18/2013
Finest Traditions Sour Cream & Chive Potato Filling 1/8 lb. 10 733147 10261 6 11/11/2013 – 11/18/2013
Finest Traditions Creamy Cheddar Macaroni Salad 1/8 lb. 10 733147 10156 5 11/20/2013 – 12/9/2013
Finest Traditions Strawberry Creme Dessert 1/8 lb. 10 733147 00021 9 11/11/2013 – 11/25/2013
Finest Traditions Pistachio Whip 1/8 lb. 10 733147 00020 2 11/11/2013 – 11/25/2013
Finest Traditions Cookies & Creme Dessert 1/8 lb. 10 733147 00022 6 11/11/2013 – 11/25/2013
Finest Traditions Smoked Imitation Salmon Spread 6/12 oz. 7 33147 00127 1 10 733147 10079 7 11/25/2013 – 12/9/2013
Finest Traditions Egg Salad Spread 6/12 oz. 7 33147 10491 0 10 733147 10492 4 11/15/2013 – 12/7/2013
Finest Traditions Taco Dip 6/8 oz. 7 33147 10556 6 10 733147 10557 0 11/27/2013 – 12/9/2013
Finest Traditions Dill Dip 6/8 oz. 7 33147 10554 2 10 733147 10555 9 11/27/2013 – 12/11/2013
Finest Traditions Spinach Dip 6/8 oz. 7 33147 10538 2 10 733147 10539 6 11/20/2013 – 12/11/2013
Finest Traditions Southwest Dip 6/8 oz. 7 33147 10540 5 10 733147 10541 9 11/20/2013 – 12/9/2013
Finest Traditions Chipolte Potato Salad 1/8 lb. 10 733147 10281 4 11/20/2013 – 12/9/2013
Finest Traditions Deviled Egg Potato Salad 1/8 lb. 10 733147 10992 9 11/11/2013 – 11/25/2013
Finest Traditions Cranberry Relish 6/12 oz. 0 733147 10864 2 10 733147 10863 2 3/31/2014
Finest Traditions Club Salad Kit 1/3.75 lb. 10 733147 10977 6 11/20/2013 – 12/9/2013
Finest Traditions Asian Vegetable Orzo 1/5 lb. 10 733147 10976 9 12/2/2013 – 12/9/2013
Finest Traditions Spinach Pasta Salad Base 1/5 lb. 10 733147 10978 3 11/25/2013 – 12/9/2013
Finest Traditions Seafood Salad Louie 1/5 lb. 10 733147 10974 5 11/20/2013 – 12/6/2013
Garden-Fresh Rainbow Cabbage Shredded 4/5 lb. 0 11596 50101 7 10/28/2013  – 11/5/2013
Garden-Fresh Cabbage Shredded with Carrot 1/8″ 4/5 lb. 0 11596 50105 5 10/30/2013
Garden-Fresh Cabbage Chopped 1/5 lb. 0 11596 50107 9 10/30/2013  – 11/6/2013
Garden-Fresh Cabbage Chopped 4/5 lb. 0 11596 50108 6 10/28/2013  – 11/5/2013
Garden-Fresh Cabbage Chopped 3/4″ 4/5 lb. 0 11596 50115 4 11/1/2013
Garden-Fresh Cabbage Chopped with Red Cabbage 4/5 lb. 0 11596 50119 2 10/31/2013
Garden-Fresh Romaine Chopped 2″ 4/2.5 lb. 0 11596 50144 4 11/1/2013
Garden-Fresh Lettuce Tossed 1/5 lb. 0 11596 50149 9 11/4/2013
Garden-Fresh LCR Lettuce Tossed / Garni Bags 4/5 lb. 0 11596 50150 5 11/4/2013
Garden-Fresh Chopped Lettuce Romaine Blend 80/20 4/5 lb. 0 11596 90150 3 10/28/2013 – 11/6/2013
Garden-Fresh Lettuce Chopped 2″ 4/5 lb. 0 11596 50155 0 10/22/2013 – 11/14/2013
Garden-Fresh Lettuce Shredded 1/8″ 4/5 lb. 0 11596 50157 4 10/30/2013 – 11/9/2013
Garden-Fresh Lettuce Shredded 1/8″ 1/5 lb. 0 11596 50159 8 10/30/2013 – 11/6/2013
Garden-Fresh Lettuce Shredded 3/16″ 4/2.5 lb. 0 11596 50169 7 11/9/2013
Garden-Fresh Garden Salad Kit 1/3 lb. 0 11596 30177 8 11/9/2013 – 11/14/2013
Garden-Fresh Greek Salad Kit 1/2.5 lb. 0 11596 30178 5 11/9/2013 – 11/14/2013
Garden-Fresh Bow Tie Salad Kit 1/5 lb. 0 11596 50179 6 11/9/2013 – 11/14/2013
Garden-Fresh Celery Diced 1/4″ 1/2.5 lb. 0 11596 50202 1 10/31/2013
Garden-Fresh Celery Diced 1/4″ 2/5 lb. 0 11596 50206 9 11/13/2013
Garden-Fresh Celery Diced 3/8″ 2/5 lb. 0 11596 02081 5 10/28/2013 – 10/30/2013
Garden-Fresh Celery Sticks 2/5 lb. 0 11596 50209 0 10/28/2013 – 11/4/2013
Garden-Fresh Celery Sticks 1/5 lb. 0 11596 50210 6 11/1/2103 – 11/9/2013
Garden-Fresh Celery Diced 1/2″ 2/5 lb. 0 11596 50211 3 11/1/2103
Garden-Fresh Celery Sliced 1/4″ 1/5 lb. 0 11596 50215 1 11/1/2103
Garden-Fresh Carrots Diced 1/4″ 1/5 lb. 11596 50252 6 10/30/2013 – 11/5/2013
Garden-Fresh Carrots Diced 1/4″ 1/10 lb. 0 11596 50253 3 11/5/2013
Garden-Fresh Carrot Sticks 2/5 lb. 0 11596 50259 5 11/4/2013
Garden-Fresh Carrot Sticks 3.5″ 1/5 lb.  0 11596 50260 1 10/28/2013 – 11/6/2013
Garden-Fresh Carrots Shredded 1/8″ 1/5 lb.  0 11596 50270 0 10/28/2013
Garden-Fresh Carrot Shredded 1/8″ 4/5 lb. 0 11596 50274 8 10/28/2013 – 11/6/2013
Garden-Fresh Onions Diced 1/4″ 4/5 lb. 0 11596 50301 2 11/1/2013 – 11/4/2013
Garden-Fresh Onions Diced 1/4″ 1/5 lb. 0 11596 50302 8 11/11/2013
Garden-Fresh Onions Diced 1/4″ 1/2.5 lb. 0 11596 50304 2 10/31/2013
Garden-Fresh Onions Diced 3/8″ 1/5 lb. 0 11596 50305 9 10/30/2013 – 11/6/2013
Garden-Fresh Onions Diced 1/4″ 2/5 lb. 0 11596 50306 6 11/9/2013
Garden-Fresh Onions Sliced 3/16″ 1/5 lb. 0 11596 50310 5 11/10/2013
Garden-Fresh Onions Sliced 3/16″ 2/5 lb. 0 11596 50311 0 10/31/2013 – 11/1/2013
Garden-Fresh Onions Sliced 1/4″ 2/5 lb. 0 11596 50314 10/29/2013
Garden-Fresh Onions Slivered 1/5 lb. 0 11596 50315 8 10/30/2013 – 11/6/2013
Garden-Fresh Onions Julienne Cut 2/2.5 lb. 0 11596 50321 9 11/6/2013 – 11/11/2013
Garden-Fresh Onions Diced 3/8″ 2/5 lb. 0 11596 50329 5 10/30/2013 – 11/6/2013
Garden-Fresh Onions Julienne Cut 2/5 lb. 0 11596 50340 0 10/29/2013 – 11/1/2013
Garden-Fresh Red Onions Diced 1/4″ 1/5 lb. 0 11596 50352 3 11/1/2013
Garden-Fresh Red Onions Sliced 3/16″ 1/5 lb. 0 11596 50367 7 10/28/213
Garden-Fresh Red Onions Sliced 1/4″ 1/5 lb. 0 11596 50369 1 10/28/2013 – 11/1/2103
Garden-Fresh Red Onions Sliced 1/8″ 2/5 lb. 0 11596 50374 5 10/29/213 – 10/31/2013
Garden-Fresh Potatoes Whole Peeled A 1/30 lb. 0 11596 90405 4 11/1/2013 – 11/5/2013
Garden-Fresh Potatoes 1/2×1/2×1/2 Diced 1/30 lb. 0 11596 90415 3 11/1/2013 – 11/5/2013
Garden-Fresh Potatoes 1/2×1/2×1/2 Diced 1/15 lb. 0 11596 00415 0 11/1/2013 – 11/5/2013
Garden-Fresh Potatoes 3/4 x 3/4 x 3/4 Diced 1/30 lb. 11/1/2013 – 11/5/2013
Garden-Fresh Broccoli Florets 1/5 lb. 0 11596 50515 2 10/28/2013
Garden-Fresh Green Peppers Diced 3/8″ 1/5 lb. 0 11596 50549 7 10/31/2013 – 11/5/2013
Garden-Fresh Green Pepper Sticks 3/16″ 1/15 lb. 0 11596 55835 6 11/5/2013
Garden-Fresh Tomatoes Sliced 1/4″ 2/2.5 lb. 0 11596 50571 8 11/5/2013 – 11/13/2013
Garden-Fresh Tomatoes Diced 2/2.5 lb. 0 11596 50572 5 10/31/2013
Garden-Fresh Tomato Wedges 1/3 lb. 0 11596 50574 9 10/28/2013
Garden-Fresh Peeled & Sliced Cucumbers 1/7 lb. 0 11596 70582 8 11/11/2013
Garden-Fresh 1/4″ x 1″ Red Pepper Sticks 2/2 lb. 0 11596 40585 8 11/9/2013-11/11/2013
Garden-Fresh 1/4″ x 1″ Green Pepper Sticks 2/2 lb. 0 11596 40586 5 11/9/2013-11/11/2013
Garden-Fresh 1/4″ x 1″ Yellow Pepper Sticks 2/2 lb. 0 11596 40587 2 11/9/2013-11/11/2013
Garden-Fresh Red Cabbage Shredded 1/5 lb. 0 11596 50590 Manufactured on 10/28/2013 – 11/6/2013
Garden-Fresh Red Cabbage Shredded 4/5 lb. 0 11596 50592 3 10/28/2013 – 11/6/2013
Garden-Fresh Green Onion Sliced 1/2.5 lb. 0 11596 50598 5 10/28/2013 – 11/16/2013
Garden-Fresh Vegetable Blend 1/2.5 lb. 0 11596 50750 7 10/31/2103 – 11/18/2013
Garden-Fresh Soup Mix 3/4″ 2/5 lb. 0 11596 50763 7 10/31/2103 – 11/8/2013
Garden-Fresh Chipotle Ranch Potato Salad 1/5 lb. 0 11596 51002 6 11/28/2013 – 12/10/2013
Garden-Fresh Amish Country Potato Salad 2/5 lb. 0 11596 51005 7 11/22/2013 – 12/9/2013
Garden-Fresh American Potato Salad 2/5 lb. 0 11596 51010 1 11/22/2013 – 12/5/2013
Garden-Fresh Mustard Potato Salad 2/5 lb. 0 11596 51013 2 11/26/2013 – 12/7/2013
Garden-Fresh Red Potato & Herb Salad 2/5 lb. 0 11596 91014 7 11/21/2013 – 12/10/2013
Garden-Fresh Amish Country Mustard Potato Salad 2/5 lb. 0 11596 51015 6 11/22/2013 – 12/9/2013
Garden-Fresh Large Diced American Potato Salad 2/5 lb. 0 11596 91018 5 11/22/2013 – 12/9/2013
Garden-Fresh Premium Potato Salad 2/5 lb. 0 11596 91019 2 11/22/2013 – 12/9/2013
Garden-Fresh German Potato Salad 2/5 lb. 0 11596 91020 8 11/21/2013 – 12/9/2013
Garden-Fresh Twice Baked Potato Salad Kit 1/5.25 lb. 0 11596 61069 6 11/9/2013 – 11/13/2013
Garden-Fresh Baked Potato Salad Kit 1/5.75 lb. 0 11596 61071 9 11/21/2013 – 12/6/2013
Garden-Fresh Country Potato Salad 2/5 lb. 0 11596 51075 0 12/5/2013
Garden-Fresh Steakhouse Potato Salad Kit 1/10.75 lb. 0 11596 51076 7 11/21/2013 – 12/7/2013
Garden-Fresh Reduced Fat Mustard Potato Salad 1/5 lb. 0 11596 51202 0 12/6/2013 – 12/16/2013
Garden-Fresh Macaroni Salad 2/5 lb. 0 11596 52005 6 11/21/2013 – 12/7/2013
Garden-Fresh Amish Country Macaroni Salad 2/5 lb. 0 11596 52010 0 11/22/2013 – 12/6/2013
Garden-Fresh Italian Pasta Salad 1/8 lb. 0 11596 92012 4 11/21/2013 – 12/6/2013
Garden-Fresh Combo Bean Salad 2/5 lb. 0 11596 52013 1 11/22/2013 – 12/31/2013
Garden-Fresh Sweet & Sour Cucumber 2/5 lb.  0 11596 52014 8 11/15/2013 – 11/30/2013
Garden-Fresh Kidney Bean Salad 2/5 lb. 0 11596 52016 2 11/21/2013 – 12/4/2013
Garden-Fresh Beet & Onion Salad 1/5 lb. 0 11596 52018 2 11/21/2013 – 12/5/2013
Garden-Fresh Wisconsin Cheddar & Pea Salad 1/5 lb. 0 11596 52021 6 11/17/2013 – 12/1/2013
Garden-Fresh Egg Salad 1/5 lb. 0 11596 52022 3 11/17/2013 – 12/5/2013
Garden-Fresh Venetian Bow Tie Pasta 1/5 lb. 0 11596 52027 8 11/21/2013 – 12/10/2013
Garden-Fresh Sour Cream Mac & Cheddar 2/5 lb. 0 11596 92031 3 11/22/2013 – 12/7/2013
Garden-Fresh Greek Style Pasta with Feta 1/5 lb. 0 11596 52033 9 11/22/2013 – 12/7/2013
Garden-Fresh Deluxe BLT Pasta 1/5 lb. 0 11596 52039 1 11/26/2013 – 12/7/2013
Garden-Fresh Deluxe Egg Salad 1/5 lb. 0 11596 52043 8 11/16/2013 – 12/2/2013
Garden-Fresh Southwestern Pasta 1/5 lb. 0 11596 52046 9 11/25/2013 – 12/6/2013
Garden-Fresh Sweet Bow Tie Pasta with Bacon 1/5 lb. 0 11 11596 52047 2 11/22/2013 – 12/7/2013
Garden-Fresh Sun Garden Salad 1/4 lb. 0 11596 42059 2 11/17/2013 – 12/1/2013
Garden-Fresh Whole Grain Penne with Spinach, Tomato & Feta 1/5 lb. 0 11596 52063 6 11/26/2013 – 12/6/2013
Garden-Fresh Fat Free Broccoli with Rigatoni Salad 2/4 lb. 0 11596 52064 3 11/9/2013
Garden-Fresh California Pasta Salad 2/5 lb. 0 11596 82068 2 11/10/2013 – 11/20/2013
Garden-Fresh Asiago Pasta Salad 2/5 lb. 0 11596 52069 8 11/21/2013 – 12/10/2013
Garden-Fresh Mediterranean Pasta Salad 1/5 lb. 0 11596 52071 1 12/4/2103 – 12/10/2013
Garden-Fresh Spinach Pasta Salad Kit 1/5.25 lb. 0 11596 62072 5 11/21/2013 – 12/9/2013
Garden-Fresh Asian Vegetable Orzo 1/5 lb. 0 11596 52073 5 11/28/2013 – 12/6/2013
Garden-Fresh Quinoa Natural Energy Salad 1/8 lb. 0 11596 82074 3 12/2/2013
Garden-Fresh Cheese Tortellini Salad Toscana 1/5 lb. 0 11596 52075 9 11/2/2013 – 12/10/2013
Garden-Fresh Taco Pasta Salad 1/5 lb. 0 11596 52076 6 11/22/2013 – 12/17/2013
Garden-Fresh Cheddar Pasta Salad Kit 1/4.6 lb. 0 11596 62079 4 11/9/2013 – 11/16/2013
Garden-Fresh Minestrone Salad 1/5 lb. 0 11596 52085 8 11/22/2013 – 12/5/2013
Garden-Fresh Parmesan Peppercorn Pasta Salad Base 1/5 lb. 0 11596 52086 5 11/20/2013 – 12/1/2013
Garden-Fresh Whole Wheat Pasta with Sun Dried Tomatoes 1/5 lb. 0 11596 52094 0 11/30/2013 -12/14/2013
Garden-Fresh Health Salad 1/8 lb. 0 11 11596 82114 2 11/21/2013 – 12/5/2013
Garden-Fresh Wheat Berry Salad 1/5 lb. 0 11596 52118 3 11/10/2013 – 11/18/2013
Garden-Fresh Deviled Egg Salad 1/5 lb. 0 11596 52122 0 11/20/2013 – 12/5/2013
Garden-Fresh Spaghetti Salad 1/5 lb. 0 11 11596 52130 1 11/22/2013 -12/6/2013
Garden-Fresh Premium Egg Salad 1/5 lb. 0 11596 52136 7 11/16/2013 – 11/22/2013
Garden-Fresh Red Potato & Spinach Salad 1/5 lb. 0 11596 52140 4 11/28/2013 – 12/10/2013
Garden-Fresh Ranch Pasta Salad 1/5 lb. 0 11596 52202 9 11/25/2013 – 12/6/2013
Garden-Fresh Farm Stand Pasta Salad 1/5 lb. 0 11 11596 52204 9 11/21/2103 – 12/6/2013
Garden-Fresh Whole Grain Garden Pepper Pasta 1/5 lb. 0 11596 52207 4 11/26/2013 – 11/29/2013
Garden-Fresh Italian Market Salad Kit 1/5.25 lb. 0 11596 62208 8 11/25/2013
Garden-Fresh Bacon Mac & Cheddar Kit 1/5.75 lb. 0 11596 62209 5 11/21/2103 – 12/6/2013
Garden-Fresh Calico Beans 4/5 lb. 0 11596 52500 6 11/22/2013 – 12/2/2013
Garden-Fresh Spaghetti Salad 4/5 lb. 0 11596 52501 3 11/22/2013 – 11/28/213
Garden-Fresh Sun Garden Salad 4/4 lb. 0 11596 42502 3 11/17/2013 – 11/27/2013
Garden-Fresh Caprese Pasta Salad Kit 1/5 lb. 0 11 11596 52701 3 11/11/2013 – 11/26/2013
Garden-Fresh Vinegar & Oil Cole Slaw 1/8 lb. 0 11596 83000 1 11/21/2013 – 12/6/2013
Garden-Fresh Creamy Cole Slaw 4/8 lb. 0 11596 53005 5 0 00 11596 53005 5 11/26/2013 – 12/4/2013
Garden-Fresh Dixie Cole Slaw 2/5 lb. 0 11596 93007 7 11/21/2013 – 12/7/2013
Garden-Fresh Amish Country Cole Slaw 2/5 lb. 0 11596 53010 9 11/21/2013 – 12/6/2013
Garden-Fresh Creamy Shredded Cole Slaw 2/5 lb. 0 11596 93014 5 11/21/2013 – 12/7/2013
Garden-Fresh Poppy Seed Cole Slaw 1/8 lb. 0 11596 83016 2 11/21/2013 – 12/5/2013
Garden-Fresh Cranberry Walnut Red Cabbage Slaw 1/8.25 lb. 0 11596 83028 5 11/18/2013 – 12/6/2013
Garden-Fresh Broccoli Cranberry Cole Slaw Kit 1/3.15 lb. 0 11 11596 43029 0 11/9/2013 – 11/11/2013
Garden-Fresh Apple Harvest Cole Slaw Kit 1/10.5 lb. 0 11596 93032 9 11/8/2013 – 11/13/2013
Garden-Fresh Genoa Chopped Salad Kit 1/7.95 lb. 0 11596 73037 0 11/9/2013 – 11/12/2013
Garden-Fresh Asian Chicken Salad Kit 1/5.5 lb. 0 11596 53036 9 11/14/2013 – 11/30/2013
Garden-Fresh Parmesan Pepper Salad Kit 1/6.3 lb. 0 11596 73037 0 11/9/2013 – 11/12/2013
Garden-Fresh Broccoli Cheese Salad Kit 1/11.25 lb. 0 11596 93038 1 11/9/2013 – 11/13/2013
Garden-Fresh Fresh Creamy Cole Slaw Kit 2/6 lb. 0 11596 63039 7 11/8/2013 – 11/15/2013
Garden-Fresh Summer Cole Slaw Kit 1/3.875 lb. 0 11596 43041 6 11/9/2013 – 11/16/2013
Garden-Fresh Club Salad Kit 1/3.75 lb. 0 11596 53043 7 11/22/2013 – 12/2/2013
Garden-Fresh Creamy Cole Slaw Dressing 4/2 lb. 0 11596 43200 7 12/17/2013 – 12/27/2013
Garden-Fresh Reduced Fat Cole Slaw 1/5 lb. 0 11596 53202 8 12/6/2013 – 12/15/2013
Garden-Fresh Reduced Fat Cole Slaw 4/5 lb. 0 11596 53500 5 12/6/2013 – 12/14/2013
Garden-Fresh Mustard Potato Salad 12/16 oz. 0 11596 14010 0 0 11596 14010 0 11/21/2013- 12/9/2013
Garden-Fresh American Potato Salad 12/16 oz. 0 11596 14015 5 0 11596 14015 5 11/21/2013 -12/10/2013
Garden-Fresh German Potato Salad 12/16 oz. 0 11596 14017 9 0 11596 14017 9 11/25/2013 – 12/5/2013
Garden-Fresh Macaroni Salad 12/16 oz. 0 11596 14018 6 0 11596 14018 6 11/25/2013 – 12/5/2013
Garden-Fresh Creamy Shredded Cole Slaw 12/16 oz. 0 11596 14022 3 0 11596 14022 3 11/21/213 – 12/6/2013
Garden-Fresh American Potato Salad 8/32 oz. 0 11596 24200 2 0 11596 24200 2 11/25/2013 – 12/4/2013
Garden-Fresh Creamy Shredded Cole Slaw 8/32 oz. 0 11596 24203 3 0 11596 24203 3 11/25/2013 – 12/3/2013
Garden-Fresh Macaroni Salad 8/32 oz. 0 11596 24210 1 0 11596 24210 1 11/22/2013 – 12/7/2013
Garden-Fresh Mustard Potato Salad 8/32 oz. 0 11596 24215 6 0 11596 24215 6 11/25/2013 – 12/7/2013
Garden-Fresh Macaroni Salad 6/48 oz. 0 11596 34305 1 0 11596 34305 1 11/22/2013 – 12/6/2013
Garden-Fresh Creamy Shredded Cole Slaw 6/48 oz. 0 11596 34309 9 0 11596 34309 9 11/27/2013 – 12/6/2013
Garden-Fresh Ameican Potato Salad 6/48 oz. 0 11596 34310 5 0 11596 34310 5 12/3/2013 – 12/10/2013
Garden-Fresh Mustard Potato Salad 6/48 oz. 0 11596 34313 6 0 11596 34313 6 11/21/2013 – 12/10/2013
Garden-Fresh German Potato Salad 4/48 oz. 0 11596 34319 8 0 00 11596 44319 5 11/21/2013 – 12/9/2013
Garden-Fresh Seafood Pasta Salad 1/5 lb. 0 11596 55007 7 11/25/2013 – 12/10/2013
Garden-Fresh Strawberry Yogurt Cheesecake Dessert 1/5 lb. 0 11 11596 55028 8 11/25/2013 – 12/7/2013
Garden-Fresh Rocky Road Dessert 1/4 lb. 0 11596 45029 2 11/26/2013 – 11/29/2013
Garden-Fresh Bread Pudding 1/7 lb. 0 11596 75034 7 11/21/2013 – 12/10/2013
Garden-Fresh Pumpkin Bread Pudding 1/7 lb. 0 11596 75036 1 11/21/2013 – 12/10/2013
Garden-Fresh Tropical Waldorf Salad Kit 1/6.0625 0 11596 65047 0 11/11/2013 – 11/13/2013
Garden-Fresh Taffy Apple Salad Kit 1/5 lb. 0 11596 55049 7 11/11/2013 – 11/13/2013
Garden-Fresh Pineapple Dessert 1/10 lb. 0 11596 95050 1 12/4/2013
Garden-Fresh Pumpkin Mousse 1/5 lb. 0 11596 55053 4 11/16/2013 -12/4/2013
Garden-Fresh Apple Salad Base 1/2.5 lb. 0 11596 25057 1 11/21/2013 – 12/9/2013
Garden-Fresh Hawaiian Salad 1/5 lb. 0 11596 55058 9 11/25/2013 – 12/9/2013
Garden-Fresh Cookies & Crème Mousse 1/5 lb. 0 11596 55062 6 0 00 11596 05062 1 11/25/2013 – 12/9/2013
Garden-Fresh Mint Chocolate Chip Cookie Mousse 1/5 lb. 0 11596 55069 5 11/22/2013 – 12/9/2013
Garden-Fresh European Style Chocolate Mousse 1/5 lb. 0 11596 55085 5 11/16/2013 – 12/5/2013
Garden-Fresh Watergate Salad 1/8 lb. 0 11596 85086 3 12/1/2013 – 12/19/2013
Garden-Fresh Cranberry Ambrosia 2/5 lb. 0 11596 55091 6 11/25/2013 – 12/10/2013
Garden-Fresh Cranberry Orange Relish 2/5 lb. 0 11596 55094 7 12/31/2014
Garden-Fresh Cranberry Apple Relish 1/5 lb. 0 11596 17092 3 12/16/2013
Garden-Fresh Shrimp Salad 1/5 lb. 0 11596 55100 5 11/25/2013 – 12/7/2013
Garden-Fresh Premium Tuna Salad 1/5 lb. 0 11596 55101 2 11/26/2013 – 12/11/2013
Garden-Fresh Seafood Salad 1/5 lb. 0 11596 55102 9 11/30/2013 – 12/11/2013
Garden-Fresh Fantastic Seafood Salad Kit 2/5 lb. 0 11596 95104 1 11/12/2013 – 11/19/2013
Garden-Fresh Creamy Tuna Salad 2/5 lb. 0 11596 55108 1 11/26/2013 – 12/10/2013
Garden-Fresh Creamy Seafood Salad 2/5 lb. 0 11596 55124 1 0 00 11596 55124 1 11/21/2013 – 12/10/2013
Garden-Fresh Texa Style BBQ Beans 1/5 lb. 0 11596 55131 9 11/25/2013 – 12/10/2013
Garden-Fresh Tuna Twist Salad 1/5 lb. 0 11596 55134 0 11/21/2013 – 12/7/2013
Garden-Fresh Broccoli Cheese Salad Base 1/5 lb. 0 11596 55136 4 11/25/2013 – 12/5/2013
Garden-Fresh Gourmet Dill Potato Salad 2/5 lb. 0 11596 55137 1 11/27/2013 – 12/6/2013
Garden-Fresh Layered Seafood Dip Base 1/4 lb. 0 11596 55153 1 11/21/2013 – 11/29/2013
Garden-Fresh Seven Layer Salad Kit 2/3.75 lb. 0 11596 85161 7 12/2/2013 – 12/14/2013
Garden-Fresh Layered Taco Dip Kit 1/8.125 lb. 0 11 11596 95162 7 11/9/2013 – 11/20/2013
Garden-Fresh Tomato Mozzarella Kit 1/5 lb. 0 11596 55163 0 11/11/2013 – 11/26/2013
Garden-Fresh Egg Salad Spread 1/5 lb. 0 11596 55168 5 11/22/2013 – 11/30/2013
Garden-Fresh Amish Country Baked Beans 2/5 lb. 0 11596 55186 9 11/21/2013 – 12/9/2013
Garden-Fresh Seafood Salad Rouille 1/5 lb. 0 11596 55187 6 12/6/2013
Garden-Fresh Chopped Broccoli / Cauliflower Salad Base 1/5 lb. 0 11596 55188 3 11/27/2013 – 12/5/2013
Garden-Fresh Lite Italian Pasta Salad 1/5 lb. 0 11596 55208 8 11/22/2013 – 12/10/2013
Garden-Fresh Calico Beans 1/5 lb. 0 11596 52596 9 11/11/2013 – 12/2/2013
Garden-Fresh Premium Rotisserie Chicken Salad Base 4/2 lb. 0 11596 25430 2 12/8/2013 – 12/16/2013
Garden-Fresh Old Fashioned Rotisserie Chicken Salad Base 4/2 lb. 0 11596 25433 3 11/21/2013 – 12/5/2013
Garden-Fresh Buffalo Style Rotisserie Chicken Salad Base 4/2 lb. 0 11596 25434 0 11/22/2013 – 12/4/2013
Garden-Fresh Chipotle Rotisserie Chicken Salad Base 4/2 lb. 0 11596 25436 4 11/22/2013 – 12/4/2013
Garden-Fresh Black Bean Couscous 1/5 lb. 0 11596 55620 8 11/18/2013 – 11/26/2013
Garden-Fresh Premium Asiago Pasta Salad 1/4 lb. 0 11596 45624 9 12/2/2013 – 12/11/2013
Garden-Fresh Penne Pasta with Grape Tomatoes 1/5 lb. 0 11596 55625 3 11/16/2013 – 11/23/2013
Garden-Fresh Anti Pasto Salad Kit 1/6 lb. 0 11596 65634 2 11/8/2013 – 11/11/2013
Garden-Fresh Baked Egg Custard 6/12 oz. 0 11596 07032 2 0 11596 07032 2 11/25/2013 – 12/7/2013
Garden-Fresh Baked Bread Pudding 6/12 oz. 0 11596 07034 6 0 11596 07034 6 11/27/2013 – 12/7/2013
Garden-Fresh Pumpkin Bread Pudding 6/12 oz. 0 11596 07036 0 0 11596 07036 0 11/27/2013 – 12/7/2013
Garden-Fresh Cranberry Orange Relish 6/16 oz. 0 11596 17092 3 0 00 11596 17092 3 12/31/2014
Grandpa’s German Potato Salad 2/5 lb. 0 11596 91023 9 12/5/2013 – 12/14/2013
Grandpa’s Potato Salad 2/5 lb. 0 11596 91026 0 11/27/2013 – 12/10/2013
Grandpa’s Deviled Egg Potato Salad 2/5 lb. 0 11596 51065 1 11/22/2013 – 12/10/2013
Grandpa’s Deviled Egg Potato Salad 4/5lb. 0 11596 51065 1 11/28/2013 -2/10/2013
Grandpa’s Red Skin Potato Salad 2/5 lb. 0 11596 51080 4 11/22/2013 – 12/10/2013
Grandpa’s Sour Cream Cucumber Salad 2/5 lb. 0 11596 52080 3 11/11/2013 – 11/25/2013
Grandpa’s Cole Slaw 2/5 lb. 0 11596 93021 3 11/21/2013 – 12/7/2013
Grandpa’s Deviled Egg Salad 6/16 oz. 0 11596 14012 4 0 00 11596 14012 4 11/26/2013 – 12/9/2013
Grandpa’s German Potato Salad 12/16 oz. 0 11596 14016 2 0 00 11596 24016 9 12/5/2013
Grandpa’s Potato Salad 12/16 oz. 0 11596 14027 8 0 11596 24027 5 11/21/2013 – 12/10/2013
Grandpa’s Potato Salad 12/16 oz. 0 11596 14027 8 0 11596 24027 5 11/25/2013 – 12/9/2013
Grandpa’s Cole Slaw 12/16 oz. 0 11596 14028 5 0 11596 24028 2 11/26/2013 – 12/6/2013
Grandpa’s Cole Slaw 12/16 oz. 0 11596 14028 5 0 11596 24028 2 11/25/2013 – 12/3/2013
Grandpa’s Red Skin Potato Salad 12/16 oz. 0 11596 14061 2 0 11596 24061 9 11/25/2013 – 12/10/2013
Grandpa’s Macaroni Salad 12/16 oz. 0 11596 14066 7 0 11596 24066 4 11/25/2013
Grandpa’s Steakhouse Potato Salad 12/16 oz. 0 11596 14068 1 0 11596 24068 8 11/25/2013 – 12/10/2013
Grandpa’s Cole Slaw 4/48 oz.. 0 11596 34325 9 0 00 11596 44325 6 11/21/2013 – 12/7/2013
Grandpa’s Potato Salad 4/48 oz. 0 11596 34326 6 0 00 11596 44326 3 11/21/2013 – 12/10/2013
Grandpa’s Baked Beans 2/5 lb. 0 11596 55180 7 11/26/2013  – 12/9/2013
Grandpa’s Steakhouse Potato Salad 2/5 lb. 0 11596 55604 8 11/21/2013 – 12/6/2013
Grandpa’s Cucumber Dill Dip 1/5 lb. 0 11596 55900 1 12/23/2013- 12/28/2013
Grandpa’s Spinach Dip 1/5 lb. 0 11596 55901 8 12/23/2013- 12/31/2013
Grandpa’s Artichoke Spinach Dip 1/5 lb. 0 11596 55902 5 12/21/2013
Grandpa’s Taco Dip 1/5 lb. 0 11596 55903 2 12/16/2013 – 12/31/2013
Grandpa’s Vegetable Bagel Spread 1/5 lb. 0 11596 55905 6 11/11/2013 – 11/30/2013
Grandpa’s Crab Like Cheese Ball 1/5 lb. 0 11596 55906 3 11/28/2013
Grandpa’s Garlic Herb Spread 1/5 lb. 0 11596 55907 0 11/21/2013 – 11/29/2013
Grandpa’s Krab Dip 1/5 lb. 0 11596 55909 4 11/26/2013 – 12/5/2013
Grandpa’s Taco Spread 2/4 lb. 0 11596 55910 0 12/24/2013 – 12/31/2013
Grandpa’s Fresh Bruschetta 1/5 lb. 0 11596 55911 7 12/1/2013 – 12/16/2013
Grandpa’s Fresh Salsa 1/5 lb. 0 11596 55912 4 12/1/2013 – 12/12/2013
Grandpa’s Fresh Salsa 4/5 lb. 0 11596 55913 1 12/1/2013 – 12/12/2013
Grandpa’s Roasted Corn & Black Bean Salsa 1/5 lb. 0 11596 55915 5 11/29/2013 – 12/2/2013
Grandpa’s Fresh Mango Salsa 1/5 lb. 0 11596 55916 2 12/9/2013 – 12/12/2013
Grandpa’s Black Bean Salsa 1/5 lb. 0 11596 55917 9 12/7/2013
Grandpa’s Potato Salad 18/3.5 oz. 0 11596 08005 5 0 00 11596 08005 5 11/21/2013 – 12/9/2013
Grandpa’s Cole Slaw 18/3.5 oz. 0 11596 08006 2 0 00 11596 08006 2 11/21/2013 – 12/5/2013
Holiday Pantry Tuna Salad Spread 4/8 lb. 10 733147 10780 2 11/25/2013
Knowlan’s Chicken Pasta Salad Base 1/8 lb. 10 733147 00202 2 11/25/2013 – 12/2/2013
Knowlan’s Club Salad Base 1/8 lb. 10 733147 00201 5 11/25/2013 – 12/92013
Knowlan’s Mandarin Salad Base 1/8 lb. 10 733147 10153 4 11/25/2013 – 12/92013
Maggie’s White Fruit Dip 6/12 oz. 0 11596 06200 6 0 00 11596 06200 6 11/20/2013 – 12/4/2013
Maggie’s Taco Dip 6/12 oz. 0 11596 06201 3 0 00 11596 06201 3 12/20/2013 – 12/30/2013
Marsh Amish Potato Salad 2/5 lb. 0 11596 51009 5 11/21/2013 – 11/30/2013
Marsh Baked Potato Salad Kit 1/5.75 lb. 0 11596 51083 5 11/22/2013 – 12/6/2013
Marsh Signature Potato Salad 2/5 lb. 0 11596 51085 9 11/22/2013 – 12/10/2013
Marsh Grandpa’s Cole Slaw 2/5 lb. 0 11596 93021 3 11/17/2013 – 12/1/2013
Martin’s Cabbage Shredded with Carrot 1/8″ 2/4 lb. 0 11596 50112 3 11/13/2013 – 11/20/2013
Martin’s Chef/Cobb Salad Kit 1/4.625 lb. 0 11596 50180 2 11/9/2013 – 11/16/2013
Martin’s Caesar Salad Kit 1/3.625 lb. 0 11596 40182 9 11/9/2013 – 11/16/2013
Martin’s Veggie Party Tray Kit 1/9.3 lb. 0 11596 90705 5 11/9/2013 – 11/11/2013
Martin’s Oriental Cabbage Kit 1/10 lb. 0 11596 53050 5 11/9/2013 – 11/11/2013
Martin’s White French Dressing 4/2 lb. 0 11596 55350 4 11/16/2013 – 11/30/2013
Martin’s Rotisserie Chicken Salad Base 4/2 lb. 0 11596 55354 2 11/17/2013 – 11/30/2013
Martin’s Broccoli Bacon Salad Kit 5.8675 lb. 0 11596 55357 3 11/9/2013 – 11/11/2013
Old Tyme Strawberry Yogurt Cheesecake Dessert 1/5 lb. 0 94776 03303 4 11/26/2013 – 11/29/2013
Old Tyme Sweet Bow Tie Pasta with Bacon 1/5 lb. 0 94776 03409 3 11/22/2013 – 12/6/2013
Old Tyme Italian Pasta Salad 1/8 lb. 0 94776 03412 3 11/21/2013 – 12/6/2013
Our Own Homestyle Potato Salad 4/5 lb. 0 11596 51042 2 0 00 11596 51042 2 11/16/2013 – 12/5/2013
Our Own Premium Potato Salad 4/5 lb. 0 11596 91045 1 0 00 11596 91045 1 11/20/2013 – 12/5/2013
Our Own Homestyle Mustard Potato Salad 4/5 lb. 0 11596 51047 7 0 00 11596 51047 7 11/16/2013 – 12/5/2013
Our Own Fettucine Pasta Salad 1/5 lb. 0 11596 52150 3 11/21/2013 – 12/6/2013
Our Own Greek Village Salad 1/5 lb. 0 11596 52151 0 11/30/2013 – 12/4/2013
Our Own Garden Pasta Salad 1/5 lb. 0 11596 52153 4 11/22/2013 – 12/6/2013
Our Own Vinegar & Oil Cole Slaw 1/8 lb. 0 11596 83002 5 11/21/2013 – 12/6/2013
Our Own Cheesecake Delight 1/8 lb. 0 11596 85066 5 11/21/2013 – 12/9/2013
Our Own Hawaiian Salad 1/4 lb 0 11596 45068 1 11/26/2013 – 12/9/2013
Our Own Spinach Dip 1/5 lb. 0 11596 55149 4 12/1/2013 – 12/19/2013
Our Own Chili Con Queso Dip 1/5 lb. 0 11596 55189 0 11/21/2013 – 12/9/2013
Our Own Fresh Salsa 1/5 lb. 0 11596 59021 9 11/22/213 – 12/9/2013
Rogge’s White Potato Salad 2/5 lb. 0 11596 51052 1 11/17/2013 – 12/4/2013
Rogge’s Mustard Potato Salad 2/5 lb. 0 11596 51053 8 11/17/2013 – 12/4/2013
Rogge’s Sliced Extra Sweet Potato Salad 2/5 lb. 0 11596 51054 5 11/27/2013
Rogge’s Macaroni Salad 2/5 lb. 0 11596 52019 3 11/11/2013
Rogge’s Sour Cream Cucumber Salad 2/5 lb. 0 11596 52027 5 11/12/2013
Rogge’s Krab Salad 2/5 lb. 0 11596 55110 4 11/22/2013 – 12/9/2013
Roundy’s Dill Dip 6/12 oz. 0 11150 52603 6 0 00 11150 52603 6 12/16/2013 – 12/24/2013
Roundy’s Taco Dip 6/12 oz. 0 11150 52604 3 0 00 11150 52604 3 12/16/2013 – 12/24/2013
Roundy’s Salsa 12/15 oz. 0 11596 06117 7 0 11596 06117 7 12/1/2013 – 12/9/2013
Roundy’s Black Bean Salsa 12/15 oz. 0 11596 06118 4 0 11596 06118 4 12/1/2013 – 12/9/2013
Roundy’s Bagel Spread 12/12 oz. 0 11596 06156 6 0 00 11596 06156 6 11/22/2013 – 11/26/2013
Roundy’s Artichoke Spinach Dip 6/12 oz. 0 11596 06170 2 0 00 11596 16170 9 12/17/2013 – 12/24/2013
Spartan American Potato Salad 6/16 oz. 0 11213 90320 0 0 00 11213 90320 0 11/25/2013 – 12/2/2013
Spartan Mustard Potato Salad 6/16 oz. 0 11213 90319 4 0 00 11213 90319 4 11/26/2013 – 12/2/2013
Spartan Creamy Shredded Cole Slaw 6/16 oz. 0 11213 90322 4 0 00 11213 90322 4 11/25/2013 – 12/2/2013
Spartan Macaroni Salad 6/16 oz. 0 11213 90321 7 0 00 11213 90321 7 11/25/2013 – 12/2/2013
Spartan Creamy Shredded Cole Slaw 4/48 oz. 0 11213 90327 9 0 00 11213 90327 9 11/26/2013
Spoon River Potato Salad 2/5 lb. 0 11596 51032 3 11/28/2013 – 12/5/2013
Spoon River Seafood Salad Kit 1/5.5 lb. 0 11596 55106 11/21/2013 – 12/10/2013
Spoon River Pimento Cheese Spread 1/5 lb. 0 11596 55678 9 12/23/2013
Spoon River Western Veggie Dip 1/5 lb. 0 11596 55679 6 12/16/2013 – 12/30/2013
Spoon River Dill Dip 1/5 lb. 0 11596 55680 2 12/16/2013 – 12/30/2013
Spoon River Spinach Dip 1/5 lb. 0 1159655681 9 12/16/2013 – 12/31/2013
Spoon River Buttermilk Ranch Dip 6/12 oz. 0 11596 05684 5 0 00 11596 05684 5 12/16/2013 – 12/31/2013
Spoon River Buttermilk Ranch Dip 1/5 lb. 0 11596 55685 7 12/16/2013 – 12/31/2013
Spoon River Signature Macaroni Salad 2/5 lb. 0 11596 55690 1 11/21/2013 – 12/4/2013
Vanee Potatoes 3/8×3/8×3/8 Diced White 1/30 lb. 0 11596 90453 5 11/11/2013
Vanee Carrots diced 3/4 x 3/4 x 3/4 1/25 lb 11/11/2013
Weis Tuna Salad 9/8 oz. 0 41497 05345 2 0 00 41497 05345 2 11/26/2013 – 12/9/2013
Weis Egg Salad 9/8 oz. 0 41497 05365 0 0 00 41497 05365 0 11/20/2013
Weis Creamy Cole Slaw 6/16 oz. 0 41497 05837 2 0 00 41497 05837 2 11/25/2013 – 12/3/2013
Weis Original Potato Salad 12/16 oz. 0 41497 05838 9 0 00 41497 05838 9 11/25/2013- 11/28/2013
Weis Original Macaroni Salad 6/16 oz. 0 41497 05839 6 0 00 41497 05839 6 11/25/2013 – 12/3/2013
Weis Potato & Egg Salad 12/16 oz. 0 41497 05841 9 0 00 41497 05841 9 11/25/2013 – 12/3/2013
Weis Amish Macaroni Salad 12/16 oz. 0 41497 05844 0 0 00 41497 05844 0 11/25/2013 – 11/28/2013
Weis Amish Potato Salad 12/16 oz. 0 41497 05845 7 0 0041497 05845 7 11/21/2013 – 12/3/2013
Weis Red Potato Salad 6/16 oz. 0 41497 05848 8 0 00 41497 05848 8 11/25/2013 – 11/28/2013
Weis Old Fashioned Cole Slaw 6/16 oz. 0 41497 05849 5 0 00 41497 05849 5 11/21/2013 – 12/3/2013
Weis Original Potato Salad 4/3 lb. 0 41497 05900 3 0 00 41497 05900 3 11/21/2013
Weis Amish Potato Salad 4/3 lb. 0 41497 05901 0 0 00 41497 05901 0 11/21/2013 – 11/28/2013
Weis Potato & Egg Salad 4/3 lb. 0 41497 05902 7 0 00 41497 05902 7 11/21/2013 – 11/28/2013
Weis Original Macaroni Salad 4/3 lb. 0 41497 05904 1 0 00 41497 05904 1 11/21/2013 – 11/28/2013
Weis Amish Macaroni Salad 4/3 lb. 0 41497 05905 8 0 00 41497 05905 8 11/21/2013 – 12/3/2013
Weis Chreamy Cole Slaw 4/3 lb. 0 41497 05906 5 0 00 41497 05906 5 11/21/2013 – 11/28/2013
Weis Potato & Egg Salad 2/5 lb. 0 11596 51101 6 11/21/2013 – 12/3/2013
Weis Original Potato Salad 2/5 lb. 0 11596 51102 3 11/21/2013 – 12/2/2013
Weis Amish Potato Salad 2/5 lb. 0 11596 51103 0 11/21/2013 – 11/29/2013
Weis Red Potato Salad 2/5 lb. 0 11596 51105 4 11/21/2013 – 12/4/2013
Weis Amish Macaroni Salad 2/5 lb. 0 11596 52105 3 11/21/2013 – 12/3/2013
Weis Original Macaroni Salad 2/5 lb. 0 11596 52106 0 11/21/2013 – 12/3/2013
Weis Spiral Pasta Salad 1/5 lb. 0 11596 52107 7 11/21/2013 – 12/3/2013
Weis Baked Lima Beans 1/5 lb. 0 11596 52111 4 11/21/2013 – 12/3/2013
Weis Old Fashioned Cole Slaw 2/5 lb. 0 11596 53100 7 11/21/2013 – 12/2/2013
Weis Creamy Cole Slaw 2/5 lb. 0 11596 53101 4 11/21/2013 – 12/3/2013
Weis Pepper Cabbage 2/5 lb. 0 11596 53102 1 11/21/2013 – 11/28/2013
Weis Seafood Salad Supreme 1/5 lb. 0 11596 55218 7 11/21/2013 – 11/29/2013
Weis Egg Salad 1/5 lb. 0 11596 55221 7 11/16/2013 – 11/28/2013
Wong’s Wok Celery Diced 5/8″ 2/10 lb. 0 11596 50200 7 10/31/2013
Wong’s Wok Carrot Shredded 3″ 1/5 lb. 0 11596 00270 5 10/29/2013

 

Milwaukee-based Garden Fresh Foods has recalled another 103,080 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken and ham products due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. Combined with the original Sept. 25, 2013 recall and Oct. 17 additions, Garden Fresh has now recalled a total of 128,828 pounds of products. According to USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), the ready-to-eat products being recalled bear the establishment number “EST. 17256” or “Est. P-17256” inside the USDA mark of inspection, and were distributed to retail and food service establishments nationwide. The products in this expansion include:

Pack/Size Product Product Code Code Date

5 lb.

Garden-Fresh Crunchy Poppy Seed Chicken Salad Kit 5001 9/3/2013-10/09/2013

5 lb.

Garden-Fresh Chicken Salad 5113 9/4/2013-9/26/2013

12 oz.

Garden-Fresh Chicken Salad 6164 9/11/2013-10/09/2013

5 lb.

Garden-Fresh All White Meat Chicken Salad with Cranberries 5114 9/3/2013-10/09/2013

5 lb.

Garden-Fresh Greek Brand Pasta with Chicken 5116 9/3/2013-10/09/2013

5 lb.

Garden-Fresh Ham Salad with Sweet Relish 5121 9/3/2013-10/09/2013

12 oz.

Garden-Fresh Ham Salad 6163 9/06/2013-10/04/2013

5 lb.

Garden-Fresh Creamy Ceasar Pasta with Breast of Chicken 5133 09/13/2013-10/09/2013

5 lb.

Garden-Fresh Premium Chicken Salad 5167 09/06/2013-10/03-2013

5 lb.

Garden-Fresh Sandwich Spread 5190 09/12/2013-10/03/2013

5 lb.

Garden-Fresh Reduced Fat Chicken Salad 5305 09/24/2013-10/09/2013

10 lb.

Garden-Fresh Chipotle Chicken Wrap Filling 5319 9/17/2013

5 lb.

Grandpa’s Bacon Parmesan Dip 5904 9/13/2013

6 oz.

Archer Farms Rotisserie Chicken Breast Salad 002216 09/06/2013-09/20/2013

16 oz.

Archer Farms Rotisserie Chicken Breast Salad 402108 09/05/2013-09/20/2013

11 oz.

Archer Farms Bacon Parmesan Dip 69017 09/09/2013-09/17/2013

12 oz.

Market Pantry All White Meat Chicken Salad 24103 09/12/2013-09/23/2013

6 oz.

D’Amico & Sons Farfalle with Chicken, Bacon & Sun Dried Tomato 100219 09/03/2013-09/25/2013

14 oz.

D’Amico & Sons Farfalle with Chicken, Bacon & Sun Dried Tomato 100226 09/03/2013-09/25/2013

6 oz.

D’Amico & Sons Ranch Pasta Salad with Chicken, Spinach & Bacon 100233 09/04/2013-09/18/2013

14 oz.

D’Amico & Sons Ranch Pasta Salad with Chicken, Spinach & Bacon 100240 09/11/2013-09/18/2013

14 oz.

D’Amico & Sons Chicken & Dried Cherry Pasta Salad 101216 09/12/2013-09/17/2013

6 oz.

D’Amico & Sons Chicken & Dried Cherry Pasta Salad 101223 09/12/2013-09/17/2013

14 oz.

D’Amico & Sons Chicken Salad with Rosemary 101254 09/12/2013-09/17/2013

6 oz.

D’Amico & Sons Chicken Salad with Rosemary 101261 09/05/2013-09/26/2013

FSIS recommendations for people at risk for Listeriosis:

  • Wash hands with warm, soapy water before and after handling raw meat and poultry for at least 20 seconds. Wash cutting boards, dishes and utensils with hot, soapy water. Immediately clean spills.
  • Keep raw meat, fish and poultry away from other food that will not be cooked. Use separate cutting boards for raw meat, poultry and egg products and cooked foods.
  • Do not eat hot dogs, luncheon meats, bologna or other deli meats unless reheated until steaming hot.
  • Do not eat refrigerated paté, meat spreads from a meat counter or smoked seafood found in the refrigerated section of the store. Foods that don’t need refrigeration, like canned tuna and canned salmon, are safe to eat. Refrigerate after opening.
  • Do not drink raw (unpasteurized) milk and do not eat foods that have unpasteurized milk in them.
  • Do not eat salads made in the store such as ham salad, chicken salad, egg salad, tuna salad or seafood salad.
  • Do not eat soft cheeses such as Feta, quesco blanco, quesco fresco, Brie, Camembert cheeses, blue-veined cheeses and Panela unless it is labeled as made with pasteurized milk.
  • Use precooked or ready-to-eat food as soon as you can. Listeria can grow in the refrigerator. The refrigerator should be 40 degrees F or lower and the freezer 0 degrees F or lower. Use an appliance thermometer to check the temperature of your refrigerator.

It’s become a tradition at Food Safety News to take a break on major holidays by hosting a virtual potluck or picnic, held entirely online for our far-flung staff.

So we’re celebrating Independence Day 2011 by once again sharing our dishes – Mary’s farmers’ market veg dip, Cookson’s garden-fresh potato salad, Suzanne’s Aunt Sandy’s spinach and strawberry salad, Helena’s apricot-rosemary halibut, Andy’s Everyman’s Gumbo, Dan’s Fried Ice Cream Cake Sticks and Gretchen’s coconut berry lime cake.

We’re often asked if writing about foodborne illness makes us reluctant eaters. Far from it. We relish good food and all the healthy choices available. To us, food freedom means the right to spend our grocery dollars with growers and producers who see safe food-handling practices not as an inconvenience or cost, but as a responsibility to protect their customers and the public health, and therefore an essential part of doing business. Independence Day is a good day to think about freedom from fear.

Have a food-safe Fourth of July.

The Food Safety News team

 

AUNT SANDY’S SPINACH AND STRAWBERRY SALAD

I first had this salad years ago at a party at my aunt’s house.  She was kind enough to write the recipe down for me that evening, but it took me years to rediscover.  It’s the perfect early summer salad since fresh strawberries are easy to come by.  Serve it at BBQs or with any meal and it’s sure to be a hit!

strawberry-spinach-salad-featured.jpgIngredients

2 large bunches spinach, rinsed and drained (or one bag baby spinach)
2 cups strawberries, sliced
2 to 4 Tablespoons roasted sunflower seeds

Dressing

1/2 cup safflower or canola oil
1/4 cup cider vinegar
1/4 to 1/2 cup sugar
2 Tablespoons red onion, minced
2 Tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
1 Tablespoon poppy seeds
1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

Combine spinach, strawberries, and sunflower seeds in bowl.  Mix dressing in separate container and dress salad immediately before serving.

Enjoy!

Making tuna salad sandwiches or bakery products should not be that hard to understand, but two Maryland businesses are getting some help from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) whether they want it or not.

FDA issued “Warning Letters” on Dec. 14 to Burgos Burgos Corporation, doing business as The Sandwich Lady, and JFD Enterprises Inc.’s Antonio’s Bakery. Both letters were released to the public Tuesday on FDA’s website.

Co-owners Hector and Manuel Burgos were told their Silver Spring-based seafood processing facility is violating seafood Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) regulations and the failure to implement a HACCP plan means its tuna salad sandwiches are adulterated.

FDA says The Sandwich Lady must conduct a hazard analysis for each kind of fish or fish product it produces and it must monitor sanitation conditions and practices during processing.   The processor was specifically warned about employees with beards or mustaches not wearing protective covering while making sandwiches.

The Burgos brothers were also told they must insure water safety, cleanliness of food contact surfaces, prevent cross contamination, provide proper hand washing and toilet facilities, control pests, monitor employee health, police handling of toxic chemicals, and protect food.

The Baltimore bakery owned by Santos A. Sanchez had its own problems.  Inspections over several days last summer found:

  • Live cockroaches crawling throughout the facility, including on rolling racks used to transport uncooked bread and out front where finished bread and rolls were being packaged and stored.
  • Live insects in an open container of raw ingredients, including in poppy seeds, sesame seeds, in dough conditioning material, and a container of shortening.
  • Dead insects in a mixing bowl, under a sink, and on the floor of an oven room.
  • A live mouse in a trap in the oven room.
  • Doors were opened, unscreened, leaving entry for pests.

FDA also outlined numerous other problems, including dirt, opened bags of flour, and trash and debris spread throughout the facility.

The Baltimore bakery also has misbranding problems, according to FDA. 

Both Maryland companies were given 15 working days to respond to the concerns the FDA expressed in the letters.

Fresh Express is recalling products produced within their Streamwood, IL facility because of potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Frank Yiannas, FDA Deputy Commissioner for Food Policy and Response,   responded to the recall with this statement

“The FDA, along with the CDC and our state and local partners, is working to investigate a multistate outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes infections. To date, a positive sample of Fresh Express Sweet Hearts salad mix has been reported to match the outbreak strain. Fresh Express has voluntarily recalled products and consumers are advised not to eat, sell or serve any recalled products. Our investigation is ongoing, and we will continue to communicate should additional products be implicated.

“Ten people infected with the outbreak strain have been reported from eight states. A sample of Fresh Express prepackaged romaine and sweet butter lettuce was collected by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development as part of their routine sampling efforts. The sample tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes and was a match to the outbreak strain. Given this, Fresh Express voluntarily ceased production at their Streamwood, Illinois, facility and initiated a recall of certain varieties of its branded and private label salads produced in that facility.

“We will continue to work with our partners and with Fresh Express to determine the source of this outbreak. We remain committed to transparency and providing updates as we learn more during our continuing traceback investigation.”

The recall was triggered by the Michigan Department of Agriculture who received a positive result for Listeria monocytogenes in a random sample test of a single package of Fresh Express 9 oz. Sweet Hearts salad mix with Use-By Date of December 8, 2021, manufactured at the Fresh Express Streamwood facility.

Sample Product Code — Fresh Express recall.

The recalled products were distributed through retailers in Connecticut, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Wisconsin and in Ontario and Manitoba, Canada.

The recall includes all Use-By Dates of fresh salad items with product codes Z324 through Z350. Product codes are located on the front of the packages below the Use-By Date. No other Fresh Express products are subject to recall.

Recalled products:

Product Product Code UPC Code
Bowl & Basket Baby Spinach 16oz Z324 through Z350 041190066360
Bowl & Basket Spring Mix 16oz Z324 through Z350 041190066469
Fresh Express 50/50 Mix 10oz Z324 through Z350 071279275062
Fresh Express 50/50 Mix 5oz Z324 through Z350 071279271033
Fresh Express 5-Lettuce Mix 6oz Z324 through Z350 071279251011
Fresh Express American 11 oz Z324 through Z350 071279241005
Fresh Express America’s Fresh 3 Color Deli Cole Slaw 14 oz Z324 through Z350 071279123004
Fresh Express America’s Fresh 3 Color Deli Cole Slaw 24 oz Z324 through Z350 071279127019
Fresh Express America’s Fresh Old Fashioned Cole Slaw 14oz Z324 through Z350 071279123011
Fresh Express Baby Kale Mix 5 oz Z324 through Z350 071279271224
Fresh Express Baby Spinach 10 oz Z324 through Z350 071279275048
Fresh Express Baby Spinach 20 oz Z324 through Z350 071279271262
Fresh Express Baby Spinach 5 oz Z324 through Z350 071279271002
Fresh Express Caesar Chopped Kit 9.4 oz Z324 through Z350 071279309194
Fresh Express Chopped Kit Asian 12.3 oz Z324 through Z350 071279302027
Fresh Express Chopped Kit Avocado Ranch 12.8 oz Z324 through Z350 071279309439
Fresh Express Chopped Kit Bacon Thousand Island 9.4 oz Z324 through Z350 071279302096
Fresh Express Chopped Kit Bacon&Bleu 10.8 oz Z324 through Z350 071279306063
Fresh Express Chopped Kit Chipotle Cheddar 11.4 oz Z324 through Z350 071279306049
Fresh Express Chopped Kit Pomegranate 10.3oz Z324 through Z350 071279309101
Fresh Express Chopped Kit Poppyseed 11.7oz Z324 through Z350 071279309118
Fresh Express Chopped Kit Southwest 11.5 oz Z324 through Z350 071279306025
Fresh Express Chopped Kit Sunflower Crisp 11.1oz Z324 through Z350 071279309064
Fresh Express Chopped Kit Sweet Kale 10.9oz Z324 through Z350 071279306056
Fresh Express Chopped Kit Thai ‘N” Cashews 11.7 oz Z324 through Z350 071279309248
Fresh Express Chopped Romaine Club Size! 32oz Z324 through Z350 071279261003
Fresh Express Fancy Greens 7 oz Z324 through Z350 071279232010
Fresh Express Farmer’s Garden 9 oz Z324 through Z350 071279281025
Fresh Express Garden Jardin Shreds Iceberg 8 oz Z324 through Z350 071279107080
Fresh Express Garden Shreds Green Leaf 4.5oz Z324 through Z350 071279151021
Fresh Express Garden Shreds Iceberg Z324 through Z350 071279151014
Fresh Express Garden Shreds Iceberg 14oz Z324 through Z350 071279152004
Fresh Express Gourmet Café Creative Classics Chicken Caesar 5.75 oz Z324 through Z350 071279407074
Fresh Express Gourmet Cafe Santa Fe Greek 5.23 oz Z324 through Z350 071279407135
Fresh Express Green & Crisp 11oz Z324 through Z350 071279108049
Fresh Express Hearts of Romaine 18oz Z324 through Z350 071279262017
Fresh Express Hearts of Romaine 9oz Z324 through Z350 071279261027
Fresh Express Iceberg Garden – Jardin Iceberg 12 oz Z324 through Z350 071279104126
Fresh Express Iceberg Garden – Jardin Iceberg 24 oz Z324 through Z350 071279104133
Fresh Express Iceberg Garden – Lechuga Repollo 12 oz Z324 through Z350 071279103020
Fresh Express Iceberg Garden – Lechuga Repollo 24 oz Z324 through Z350 071279104119
Fresh Express Iceberg Garden – Lechuga Repollo 3 lb Z324 through Z350 071279106014
Fresh Express Italian 9oz Z324 through Z350 071279211008
Fresh Express Kit Bacon Caesar 10.3 oz Z324 through Z350 071279301082
Fresh Express Kit Caesar – Cesar 9.8 oz Z324 through Z350 071279301006
Fresh Express Kit Caesar Family Size 19.5 oz Z324 through Z350 071279310053
Fresh Express Kit Caesar Lite 9.8oz Z324 through Z350 071279301013
Fresh Express Kit Caesar Supreme 10.5oz Z324 through Z350 071279301044
Fresh Express Kit Italian Balsamic 10.5oz Z324 through Z350 071279302072
Fresh Express Kit Parisienne Supreme 16 oz Z324 through Z350 071279310022
Fresh Express Kit Pear Gorgonzola 6.7oz Z324 through Z350 071279309019
Fresh Express Kit Spinach & Bacon 10.2oz Z324 through Z350 071279302102
Fresh Express Kit Spinach & Bacon 7.7oz Z324 through Z350 071279302089
Fresh Express Leafy Green Romaine 9oz Z324 through Z350 071279261126
Fresh Express Lettuce Trio – Lechuga Trio 9oz Z324 through Z350 071279108094
Fresh Express Organic Baby Arugula 5oz Z324 through Z350 071279780030
Fresh Express Organic Baby Kale 5oz Z324 through Z350 071279780191
Fresh Express Organic Baby Romaine 5oz Z324 through Z350 071279780054
Fresh Express Organic Baby Spinach 10oz Z324 through Z350 071279785028
Fresh Express Organic Baby Spinach 16oz Z324 through Z350 071279785059
Fresh Express Organic Baby Spinach 5oz Z324 through Z350 071279780023
Fresh Express Organic Salad Kit Classic Caesar 9.8oz Z324 through Z350 071279787015
Fresh Express Organic Salad Kit Sweet Dijon Onion 7.6 oz Z324 through Z350 071279787039
Fresh Express Organic Salad Mix 50/50 Mix 16oz Z324 through Z350 071279785073
Fresh Express Organic Salad Mix 50/50 Mix 5oz Z324 through Z350 071279780085
Fresh Express Organic Salad Mix Baby Sweet Lettuce 5oz Z324 through Z350 071279780092
Fresh Express Organic Salad Mix Fresh Herb Mix 5oz Z324 through Z350 071279780047
Fresh Express Organic Salad Mix Spring Mix 10oz Z324 through Z350 071279785011
Fresh Express Organic Salad Mix Spring Mix 16oz Z324 through Z350 071279785042
Fresh Express Organic Salad Mix Spring Mix 5oz Z324 through Z350 071279780016
Fresh Express Organic Salad Mix Super Greens 5oz Z324 through Z350 071279780207
Fresh Express Premium Romaine – Lechuga Romana Especial 9oz Z324 through Z350 071279108087
Fresh Express Premium Slaw Salad Kit – Asian Avocado 9.7 oz Z324 through Z350 071279126043
Fresh Express Premium Slaw Salad Kit – Honey Pecan 9.3oz Z324 through Z350 071279126036
Fresh Express Shreds Iceberg 8 oz Z324 through Z350 071279151014
Fresh Express Spinach & Arugula 5oz Z324 through Z350 071279271194
Fresh Express Spinach 16oz Z324 through Z350 071279785165
Fresh Express Spinach 8oz Z324 through Z350 071279132044
Fresh Express Spring Mix 10oz Z324 through Z350 071279275031
Fresh Express Spring Mix 5oz Z324 through Z350 071279231006
Fresh Express Sweet & Crunchy 5oz Z324 through Z350 071279271187
Fresh Express Sweet Butter 6oz Z324 through Z350 071279221038
Fresh Express Sweet Hearts 9oz Z324 through Z350 071279221052
Fresh Express Twisted Caesar Chopped Salad Kit Asian Caesar 9.6 oz Z324 through Z350 071279309231
Fresh Express Twisted Caesar Chopped Salad Kit Asian Caesar 9.6oz Z324 through Z350 071279302126
Fresh Express Twisted Caesar Chopped Salad Kit Avocado Caesar 9.7 oz Z324 through Z350 071279309217
Fresh Express Twisted Caesar Chopped Salad Kit Caesar 9.4oz Z324 through Z350 071279302119
Fresh Express Twisted Caesar Chopped Salad Kit Greek Caesar 9.3oz Z324 through Z350 071279309224
Fresh Express Veggie Lover’s 11 oz Z324 through Z350 071279281063
Fresh Express Veggie Lover’s 11oz Z324 through Z350 071279281001
Fresh Express Veggie Spring Mix 7oz Z324 through Z350 071279281049
Giant Eagle American 11 oz Z324 through Z350 003003492310
Giant Eagle American 24 oz Z324 through Z350 003003493037
Giant Eagle Angel Hair Slaw 10 oz Z324 through Z350 003003492317
Giant Eagle Avocado Chopped Kit 7oz Z324 through Z350 003003494286
Giant Eagle Baby Spinach 10 oz Z324 through Z350 003003492327
Giant Eagle Baby Spinach 5 oz Z324 through Z350 003003492313
Giant Eagle Bacon Caesar 10.3 oz Z324 through Z350 030034923365
Giant Eagle Caesar Supreme 10.5 oz Z324 through Z350 030034923358
Giant Eagle Caesarlite Salad 9.8 oz Z324 through Z350 030034923341
Giant Eagle Chopped Asian Style 12 oz Z324 through Z350 030034923310
Giant Eagle Chopped Avocado Ranch Salad Kit 12.8 oz Z324 through Z350 030034939441
Giant Eagle Chopped Caesar 10.4 oz Z324 through Z350 030034923402
Giant Eagle Chopped Chipotle Cheddar 11.4 oz Z324 through Z350 030034923389
Giant Eagle Chopped Southwest Style 11.5 oz Z324 through Z350 030034923327
Giant Eagle Chopped Sunflower Crisp 11.1 oz Z324 through Z350 030034923396
Giant Eagle Chopped Sweet Kale 11.9 oz Z324 through Z350 030034923297
Giant Eagle Coleslaw 16 oz Z324 through Z350 003003492309
Giant Eagle Fancy Greens 7oz Z324 through Z350 003003494283
Giant Eagle Garden Salad 12 oz Z324 through Z350 003003492319
Giant Eagle Hearts of Romaine 9 oz Z324 through Z350 003003492312
Giant Eagle Italian 9 oz Z324 through Z350 003003492311
Giant Eagle Juicing Greens 11 oz Z324 through Z350 003003492321
Giant Eagle Leafy Romaine 9 oz Z324 through Z350 003003492324
Giant Eagle Pomegranate Chopped Kit 10.3 oz Z324 through Z350 003003494284
Giant Eagle Romaine Garden Salad 12 oz Z324 through Z350 003003492316
Giant Eagle Shredded Lettuce 16 oz Z324 through Z350 003003492320
Giant Eagle Shredded Lettuce 8 oz Z324 through Z350 003003492315
Giant Eagle Spinach 16 oz Z324 through Z350 003003492308
Giant Eagle Spinach 8 oz Z324 through Z350 003003492348
Giant Eagle Spring Mix + Spinach 5 oz Z324 through Z350 003003492325
Giant Eagle Spring Mix 5 oz Z324 through Z350 003003492323
Giant Eagle Sweet & Crunchy 5 oz Z324 through Z350 003003492326
Giant Eagle Sweet Butter 6 oz Z324 through Z350 003003492307
Giant Eagle Sweet Hearts 9 oz Z324 through Z350 003003492322
Giant Eagle Veggie Lovers 11 oz Z324 through Z350 003003492328
Little Salad Bar Asian Chopped Salad Kit 12.3 Z324 through Z350 099100086960
Little Salad Bar Avocado Ranch Chopped Salad Kit 13.2 oz Z324 through Z350 099100219542
Little Salad Bar Caesar Chopped Salad Kit 10.5oz Z324 through Z350 099100263934
Little Salad Bar Caesar Salad Kit 10.5 oz Z324 through Z350 099100086991
Little Salad Bar Chef Salad 6.2oz Z324 through Z350 099100107368
Little Salad Bar Chicken Caesar Salad 8.75oz Z324 through Z350 099100096068
Little Salad Bar Classic Coleslaw 14oz Z324 through Z350 409910021843
Little Salad Bar Cranberry Walnut Salad 4.5oz Z324 through Z350 099100096174
Little Salad Bar Garden Salad 12oz Z324 through Z350 099100082979
Little Salad Bar Italian Salad 9oz Z324 through Z350 099100083181
Little Salad Bar Santa Fe Style Salad 7oz Z324 through Z350 099100096143
Little Salad Bar Southwest Chopped Salad Kit 12 oz Z324 through Z350 099100087028
Little Salad Bar Spinach 8 oz Z324 through Z350 099100083419
Little Salad Bar Spring Mix 5 oz Z324 through Z350 099100083495
Little Salad Bar Sunflower Chopped Salad Kit 11.3 oz Z324 through Z350 099100087905
Little Salad Bar Sweet Butter 6 oz Z324 through Z350 099100083037
Little Salad Bar Sweet Kale Chopped Salad Kit 12.2 oz Z324 through Z350 099100083549
Market District Ultimate Kale Caesar Salad Kit 8.5 oz Z324 through Z350 030034939724
Marketside Angel Hair Coleslaw 10oz Z324 through Z350 681131387491
Marketside Baby Greens Salad 6oz Z324 through Z350 081131355023
Marketside Baby Spinach 11oz Z324 through Z350 681131090254
Marketside Baby Spinach 6oz Z324 through Z350 681131027908
Marketside Bacon Caesar Salad Kit 14.6oz Z324 through Z350 681131387354
Marketside Butter Lettuce Salad 6oz Z324 through Z350 681131027861
Marketside Caesar Salad Kit 14.5oz Z324 through Z350 681131387446
Marketside Chopped Romaine Mix 9oz Z324 through Z350 681131221412
Marketside Chopped Salad Kit Asian 13.6oz Z324 through Z350 081131305158
Marketside Chopped Salad Kit Avocado Ranch 12.3oz Z324 through Z350 081131305134
Marketside Chopped Salad Kit Bacon Ranch Crunch 12.8oz Z324 through Z350 081131305448
Marketside Chopped Salad Kit Caesar 11.3oz Z324 through Z350 681131148320
Marketside Chopped Salad Kit Cherry Almond Gorgonzola 13.7oz Z324 through Z350 081131305165
Marketside Chopped Salad Kit Kale Pecan Cranberry 9.5oz Z324 through Z350 681131221320
Marketside Chopped Salad Kit Southwest 13.4oz Z324 through Z350 081131305127
Marketside Chopped Salad Kit Sunflower Bacon Crunch 13.8oz Z324 through Z350 081131305141
Marketside Classic Iceberg Salad 12oz Z324 through Z350 681131328944
Marketside Classic Iceberg Salad 24oz Z324 through Z350 681131328951
Marketside Crisp Greens 12oz Z324 through Z350 081131355030
Marketside Family Size Caesar Salad Kit 22.3oz Z324 through Z350 681131387460
Marketside Family Size Sunflower Bacon Crunch Chopped Salad Kit 22.3oz Z324 through Z350 081131377346
Marketside Fresh Spinach 10oz Z324 through Z350 681131329460
Marketside Hearts of Romaine 10oz Z324 through Z350 068113102783
Marketside Leafy Romaine 9oz Z324 through Z350 681131027816
Marketside Organic Baby Arugula & Baby Spinach 5oz Z324 through Z350 681131532082
Marketside Organic Baby Arugula 5oz Z324 through Z350 068113122173
Marketside Organic Baby Spinach & Baby Kale Mix 5oz Z324 through Z350 681131221290
Marketside Organic Baby Spinach 16oz Z324 through Z350 681131085731
Marketside Organic Baby Spinach 5oz Z324 through Z350 681131328982
Marketside Organic Spinach & Spring Mix 16oz Z324 through Z350 081131354781
Marketside Organic Spinach & Spring Mix 5.5oz Z324 through Z350 081131354798
Marketside Organic Spring Mix 16oz Z324 through Z350 081131354767
Marketside Organic Spring Mix 5oz Z324 through Z350 081131354774
Marketside Premium Romaine Salad 18oz Z324 through Z350 681131388078
Marketside Premium Romaine Salad 9oz Z324 through Z350 681131387538
Marketside Shredded Iceberg Lettuce 16oz Z324 through Z350 681131532099
Marketside Shredded Iceberg Lettuce 8oz Z324 through Z350 681131328968
Marketside Spinach & Spring Mix 11oz Z324 through Z350 081131355016
Marketside Spring Mix 11oz Z324 through Z350 081131355009
Marketside Spring Mix 5oz Z324 through Z350 081131354996
Marketside Tri-Color Cole Slaw 16oz Z324 through Z350 681131387484
O Organics Organic Baby Arugula 16oz Z324 through Z350 007989340944
O Organics Organic Baby Arugula 5oz Z324 through Z350 007989340883
O Organics Organic Baby Kale 5oz Z324 through Z350 007989340916
O Organics Organic Baby Spinach 16oz Z324 through Z350 007989340857
O Organics Organic Baby Spinach 5oz Z324 through Z350 007989340852
O Organics Organic Half & Half Blend 16oz Z324 through Z350 007989340915
O Organics Organic Half & Half Blend 5oz Z324 through Z350 007989340910
O Organics Organic Spring Mix 16oz Z324 through Z350 007989340856
O Organics Organic Super Greens Blend 5oz Z324 through Z350 007989340941
O Organics Spring Mix 5oz Z324 through Z350 079893408538
Signature Farms 50 -50 Mix 5oz Z324 through Z350 002113014670
Signature Farms 50/50 Mix 10oz Z324 through Z350 002113041918
Signature Farms Baby Spinach 10oz Z324 through Z350 002113041919
Signature Farms Baby Spinach 5oz Z324 through Z350 002113014669
Signature Farms Baby Spring Mix 5oz Z324 through Z350 021130146680
Signature Farms Coleslaw 3 Color 14oz Z324 through Z350 021130111961
Signature Farms Garden Salad 12oz Z324 through Z350 002113098135
Signature Farms Green & Crisp 11oz Z324 through Z350 021130419128
Signature Farms Lettuce Shreds 8oz Z324 through Z350 021130112180
Signature Farms Premium Romaine 9oz Z324 through Z350 021130419166
Signature Farms Spinach 8oz Z324 through Z350 002113098134
Signature Farms Spring Mix 10oz Z324 through Z350 021130419173
Signature Farms Sweet & Crunchy 5oz Z324 through Z350 002113014671
Simply Nature Organic Baby Spinach & Arugula Mix 5oz Z324 through Z350 099100087974
Simply Nature Organic Baby Spinach 5oz Z324 through Z350 099100088551
Simply Nature Organic Chopped Kale 12oz Z324 through Z350 099100088735
Simply Nature Organic Mixed Greens 5oz Z324 through Z350 099100088049
Simply Nature Organic Spring Mix 16oz Z324 through Z350 099100088612
Weis Fresh From the Field 50-50 Salad Mix 5oz Z324 through Z350 041497067756
Weis Fresh From the Field Baby Spinach 5oz Z324 through Z350 041497067763
Weis Fresh From the Field Baby Sweet Lettuce 5oz Z324 through Z350 041497067824
Weis Fresh From the Field Spinach & Arugula 5oz Z324 through Z350 041497076192
Weis Fresh From the Field Spring Mix 5oz Z324 through Z350 041497067770
Wellsley Farms Organic 50-50 Mix 16oz Z324 through Z350 088867009193
Wellsley Farms Organic Arugula 5oz Z324 through Z350 088867006716
Wellsley Farms Organic Baby Spinach 16oz Z324 through Z350 088867006711
Wellsley Farms Organic Herb Mix 5oz Z324 through Z350 088867009195
Wellsley Farms Organic Lettuce Blend 16oz Z324 through Z350 088867009194
Wellsley Farms Organic Spring Mix 16oz Z324 through Z350 088867009192
Wellsley Farms Organic Super Greens 16oz Z324 through Z350 088867006714

Consumers that have any of the recalled products in their refrigerators should discard and not consume them.

Additional Information:

  • The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, along with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state and local agencies, is working to investigate a multistate outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes infections associated with the consumption of packaged salad.
  • To date, this outbreak has been associated with 10 illnesses, 10 hospitalizations, and one death spanning the following states: IL, MA, MI, NJ, NY, OH, PA and VA. Illnesses started on dates ranging from July 26, 2016, to Oct. 19, 2021.
  • Fresh Express ceased production at their Streamwood, Illinois, facility and initiated the recall of certain varieties of its branded and private label salad products produced at the company’s Streamwood, Illinois, facility. The recall includes all Use-By Dates of fresh salad items with product codes Z324 through Z350.
  • Consumers, restaurants, and retailers, should not eat, sell or serve recalled packaged salads. A full list of recalled products is available on the FDA’s website.
  • The FDA recommends that anyone who received recalled products use extra vigilance in cleaning and sanitizing any surfaces and containers that may have come in contact with these products to reduce the risk of cross-contamination. Listeria can survive in refrigerated temperatures and can easily spread to other foods and surfaces.
  • This is an ongoing investigation, and additional information will be provided as it becomes available.

About Listeria infections

Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled but can still cause serious and sometimes life-threatening infections. Anyone who has eaten any recalled product and developed symptoms of Listeria infection should seek medical treatment and tell their doctors about the possible Listeria exposure.

Also, anyone who has eaten any of the recalled products should monitor themselves for the food poisoning symptoms during the coming weeks because it can take up to 70 days after exposure to Listeria for symptoms of listeriosis to develop.

Symptoms of Listeria infection can include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache, and neck stiffness. Specific laboratory tests are required to diagnose Listeria infections, which can mimic other illnesses.

Pregnant women, the elderly, young children, and people such as cancer patients who have weakened immune systems are particularly at risk of serious illnesses, life-threatening infections, and other complications. Although infected pregnant women may experience only mild, flu-like symptoms, their infections can lead to premature delivery, infection of the newborn, or even stillbirth.

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Food stamps and WIC coupons going for double their face value are just some of the benefits the federal government is throwing at farmer’s markets.

No surprise then that the number of farmer’s markets is growing at a brisk clip.  The promotion by the federal government has helped increase the numbers of farmer’s markets by 13 percent over last year to 5,274.

Popular with First Lady Michelle Obama, there is even a farmer’s market close enough to be named for the White House.  Plus, the marketing gurus at the U.S. Department of Agriculture are all over the farmer’s market movement with the “Know your farmer, Know your food” campaign.

Now, however, state and local health departments are stepping forward to say all this farmer’s market growth has been too fast and too loose.  And, one, the Dallas Health Department, is cracking down.

Health officials in the Texas city are making the rounds to make it clear they expected vendors to keep hot food hot, and cold food cold; and they want everybody washing their hands with hot water.  Otherwise, they will close you down.

Already they shut down the popular Celebration Farmer’s Market that operated on Saturday mornings out of a restaurant parking lot on West Lovers Lane.  It was selling raw, uncooked or processed food without a permit.

The White Rock Local Market is trying to stay open until December, although it does not have a permit.  The city-owned Dallas Farmer’s Market has the facilities and permits to legally operate.

Still, the expanded offerings of many farmer’s markets are likely to bring more, not less regulation.   When teenager Cory Young died July 28th of “morphine intoxication” after drinking poppy tea, it was reported that the poppy pods and seeds to make the tea were “easily found” at the Dallas Farmer’s Market.

Dallas, like other cities, this year saw weekend farmer’s markets pop up spontaneously on parking lots around the city.  Celebration attracted hundreds and received extensive media attention before the health department showed up.

Some vendors say health department temporary permits do not work for their seasonal sales as they can only be used once per quarter.  Others say they should be able to use temporary solutions, like dry ice in lieu of  “mechanical refrigeration.”

Ed Lowe, who owns the Celebration restaurant and parking lot that hosted the market, says he wants to work with the city to  “find a way to meet all safety requirements and allow it.”