Second Recall for Fresh Express Lettuce in Two Months
On May 24, Fresh Express recalled romaine lettuce-based salads due to possible contamination with salmonella. Today, they are recalling more items because of the risk of being contaminated with E. coli. In both cases, no illnesses have been reported so far.
For each of the two recalls, the contamination was found during a random sample test conducted by the US Food and Drug Administration.
The first recall involves Fresh Express Romaine-based ready-to-eat salads with the expired Use-by Dates of May 13th through May 16th and an “S” in the product code. They were sold in the following states: Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Louisiana, Nebraska, Montana, Missouri, Iowa, Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Nevada, Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Utah, Wyoming, North Dakota, and South Dakota.
A full list of the recalled products and their UPC codes can be found at the FDA website.
The most recent recall also involves romaine lettuce salad products with “S” product codes. These have a use-by date of July 8th through the 12th and were distributed in California, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Wyoming, Washington and Nevada.
For a detailed listing of recalled products, check here.
Although in most cases, the products are expired and likely already consumed or tossed, consumers or retailers with any remaining expired product should discard it. Anyone with questions may call the Fresh Express Consumer Response Center at (800) 242-5472, Monday – Friday, 5 a.m. – 8 p.m., Pacific Time.