The Salinas, Calif., company said Wednesday that its action comes after the Washington state Agriculture Department conducted a random test on a finished package of spinach.
"Most persons infected with salmonella develop diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps 12 to 72 hours after infection," said the Centers for Disease Control. "The illness usually lasts four to seven days, and most persons recover without treatment. However, in some persons, the diarrhea may be so severe that the patient needs to be hospitalized."
No illnesses have been reported.
The bagged salad products include those with "best by" dates ranging from Oct. 18 to 21. They were marketed under the brand names Fresh Selections, HEB, Marketside and Taylor Farms.
The items were distributed in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Kentucky, Missouri, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, Washington and Puerto Rico and sold in various retail supermarkets.
Consumers can call 1-877-323-7374 for more information.
|Brand||Item Description||UPC number Code||Date / Best Buy Date|
|Fresh Selections||Hearts of Romaine 10 oz. bag||0-11110-91044-8||TFRS277B07OOKR5L Best By 10-18-11|
|Fresh Selections||Leafy Romaine 10 oz. bag||0-11110-91046-2||TFRS277B07OOKR5H Best By 10-18-11|
|Fresh Selections||Field of Greens 10 oz. bag||0-11110-91042-4||TFRS277B07OOKR5F Best By 10-18-11|
|Fresh Selections||Romaine Blend 10 oz. bag||0-11110-91038-7||TFRS277B07OOKR5N Best By 10-18-11|
|HEB||Spring Mix 5 oz. bag||0-41220-19752-1||TFRS277B07 Best By 10-20-11|
|Marketside||Fresh Spinach 10oz bag||6-81131-32946-0||TFRS277A07 Guaranteed Delicious By 10-21-11|
|Marketside||Caesar Salad Kit 14.6 oz. bag||6-81131-38744-6||TFRS277B07 Guaranteed Delicious By 10-19-11|
|Marketside||Asian Salad Kit 15 oz. bag||6-81131-53211-2||TFRS277B07 Guaranteed Delicious By 10-19-11|
|Marketside||Southwest Salad Kit 15oz bag||6-81131-38747-7||TFRS277B07 Guaranteed Delicious By 10-19-11|
|Marketside||Premium Romaine 9 oz. bag||6-81131-38753-8||TFRS277B07 Guaranteed Delicious By 10-19-11|
|Marketside||Premium Romaine Family 18 oz. bag||6-81131-38807-8||TFRS277B07 Guaranteed Delicious By 10-19-11|
|Taylor Farms||Field Greens 8 oz. bag||0-30223-04036-1||TFRS277B07 Best If Used By 10-20-11|