MAYVILLE – The County Health Department is asking residents to check their refrigerators for a salad packet at might be contaminated with Listeria.
Officials announced the recall of Fresh Express fresh salad on Wednesday. The product is sold at several stores across Chautauqua County.
The US Food and Drug Administration says, Fresh Express is recalling certain varieties of its branded and private label salad products produced at the company’s Streamwood, Illinois facility, because the product has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
This organism, officials say, can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.
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.
A full list of recalled products is found on the FDA webpage of the Company Announcement.
The recall was necessitated when the Michigan Department of Agriculture 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.
Fresh Express immediately halted all production at the Streamwood facility and initiated a complete sanitation review.
In the event consumers have the recalled products in their refrigerators, they should be discarded and not consumed. To obtain a refund or for more information, call Fresh Express Consumer Response Center at 1-800-242-5472 between 8 AM and 7 PM. Refunds are also available where purchased.