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Salmonella-Linked Recall – 'Fresh Express' Spinach

A batch of Fresh Express bagged spinach – sold by major supermarket chains and retailers with outlets in and near El Cerrito – has been voluntarily recalled because of salmonella contamination fears.

Select bags of spinach sold by supermarkets and other retailers that have outlets in El Cerrito and elsewhere have been recalled for possible salmonella, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today, Thursday.

Fresh Express is voluntarily conducting this precautionary recall on its 9 oz. bags of spinach with a Use-by Date of Nov. 7 and product code S299B25, the FDA said.

The US Department of Agriculture’s random sample testing program found one positive result for salmonella in the spinach. However, no illnesses or consumer complaints have yet been reported to Fresh Express associated with this recall, according to the FSA. No other Fresh Express products are subject to this recall.

Fresh Express voluntarily recalled 2,939 cases of the 9 oz. bag of spinach in April 2011 as well. 

Fresh Express customer service representatives are already contacting relevant retailers to confirm the recalled product has been removed from store shelves and inventories and that none is available for consumer purchase.

Stores that sell Fresh Express products can be found on the online Fresh Express store locator.

The recalled salads were distributed primarily in the Western region of the U.S.

Consumers who may have purchased the recalled salad are asked not to eat it and throw it out. Fresh Express is offering a full refund.

Consumers with questions or who would like to secure a refund may call the Fresh Express Consumer Response Center at (800) 242-5472 during the hours of 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.

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