BrightFarms is recalling packaged salads because of potential Salmonella contamination. Some of the products have been  linked by tests to a two-state outbreak.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has confirmed it is investigating a multi-state Salmonella Typhimurium outbreak and is advising the public to not eat a certain kind of packaged salad from BrightFarms. The FDA confirmed that Sunny Crunch packaged salad from BrightFarms is the likely source of the contamination.

Eight people in two states, Illinois and Wisconsin, have been confirmed infected, according to the CDC. 

The affected BrightFarms-branded products were sold by the following retailers:
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UPDATE: At the time this story was posted the FDA had not yet posted the BrightFarms recall notice. Several products have been recalled, some with expiration dates through July 29. Click here to read more about the recall.

The CDC has confirmed it is investigating a multi-state Salmonella Typhimurium outbreak and is advising the public to not eat a certain kind of packaged salad from BrightFarms.

The Food and Drug Administration reported on July 14 that it was investigating an outbreak, but did not release any specific information. As of the posting of the outbreak announcement by the CDC this
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BrightFarms is voluntarily recalling packaged produce sold in Roundy’s Supermarkets due to the potential presence of E. coli at its greenhouse farm in Rochelle, IL, in Ogle County.

The affected BrightFarms branded products are sold at Mariano’s Markets in Illinois and Metro Market and Pick ‘n Save stores in Wisconsin.

The recall includes the below salad products packaged in clear, plastic clamshells with best by dates located on the label of the package: 10/24/2017, 10/25/2017, 10/26/2017, 10/27/2017 and 10/28/2017.

  • BrightFarms Baby Spinach (4 oz. and 8 oz. package)
  • BrightFarms Spring Mix (4 oz. and 8 oz. package)
  • BrightFarms Spinach Blend


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recalled BrightFarms local mixed greens
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Urban greenhouse grower BrightFarms Inc. of New York City is recalling an undisclosed volume of packaged salad greens and herbs because they may be contaminated with pieces of metal “as a result of construction.”

The recall covers only leafy greens and herbs grown at BrightFarms’ greenhouse farm in Elkwood, VA, according to the recall notice posted on the Food and Drug Administration’s website. Several grocery retailers in the Northeast and Washington D.C. and the Capital Area Food Bank
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