Possible E.coli contamination prompts bagged salad recall

Possible E.coli contamination prompts bagged salad recall

Possible E.coli contamination prompts bagged salad recall

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by Catherine Holland

azfamily.com

Posted on November 18, 2011 at 8:27 AM

Updated Friday, Nov 18 at 8:44 AM

IRWINDALE, Calif. -- California-based Ready Pac is recalling more than 5,300 cases of bagged salad after a random sample tested positive for E. coli.

Twelve different varieties of bagged salads sold under the Ready Pac name, as well as Trader Joe's and Safeway labels, are involved in the recall. The affected products were sold in Arizona, as well as Alaska, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Washington, and Wyoming.

The packages that are part of the recall have a use-by date of Nov. 18. Only salads containing romaine lettuce are included in the recall.


Photos of the recalled packages of bagged salad

• 10 oz. Ready Pac Caesar Romaine, UPC 0-77745-00202-6
• 9.25 oz. Ready Pac Santa Fe Caesar Complete Salad, UPC 0-77745-21404-7
• 10 oz. Ready Pac Classic Caesar Complete Salad, UPC 0-77745-20566-3
• 10 oz. Ready Pac Bella Romaine, UPC 0-77745-21407-8
• 10 oz. Dining In Classic Caesar Salad Kit, UPC 0-11225-02530-3
• 10 oz. Raley’s Caesar Romaine, UPC 0-46567-71642-8
• 10 oz. Trader Joe’s Romaine Salad, UPC 0013-2145
• 16 oz. Trader Joe’s Very American Salad, UPC 0020-7225
• 10 oz. Safeway Farms Caesar Romaine, UPC 0-21130-98350-6
• 9 oz. Safeway Farms Hearts of Romaine, UPC 0-21130-98358-2
• 10 oz. Safeway Farms Complete Caesar Supreme, UPC 0-21130-33677-7
• 10.25 oz. Safeway Farms Complete Southwestern Ranch, UPC 0-21130-33679-1
>>> Photos of the recalled packages of bagged salad

No other Ready Pac products are part of this recall.

E. coli is a bacterium that can cause food poisoning. While most people recover within a week, some patients can develop serious, even deadly, complications. At this point, no illnesses have been reported in connection with the Ready Pac salads.

Consumers who may have bought one of the bagged salad products can call Ready Pac Consumer Affairs at 800-800-7822, to obtain a full refund.

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