A Salinas, CA establishment is now recalling nearly 2,200 cases of various bagged salad products because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The products in question were produced on September 27, 2011, and distributed to supermarkets in Iowa, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. Consumers who have purchased salads included in this recall should discard them immediately or return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.
River Ranch Recall Update 5/19/12: River Ranch Fresh Foods, LLC, is now recalling retail and foodservice bagged salads because they may be tainted with Listeria monocytogenes. Both the retail and foodservice salads have ‘Best By’ code dates of either 12MAY2012 – 29MAY2012 or Julian dates of 118 and 125.
Free River Ranch Bagged Salad Recall Case Evaluation:If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with listeria food poisoning after consuming River Ranch bagged salad included in this recall, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and we can help.
What’s the problem?
October 13, 2011 - The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA)  announced today that River Ranch Fresh Foods, LLC of Salinas, CA is currently recalling 2,154 cases of bagged salad products because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The following products are included in this recall:
- Farmers Market 8 oz Shredded Iceberg; UPC 30034-30195; BEST BY 14OCT2011 A106A and A106B
- Farmers Market 7 oz Parisian Blend; UPC 30034-30259; BEST BY 14OCT2011 A106A and A106B
- Farmers Market 9 oz Leafy Romaine; UPC 30034-30364; BEST BY 14OCT2011 A106A and A106B
- Farmers Market 12 oz Romaine Garden; UPC 30034-30220; BEST BY 14OCT2011 A106A and A106B
- Hy-Vee 8 oz Shredded Iceberg; UPC 75450-12053; BEST BY 14OCT2011 A106A and A106B
- Hy-Vee 12 oz American Blend; UPC 75450-12047; BEST BY 14OCT2011 A106A and A106B
- Hy-Vee 12 oz Garden Supreme; UPC 75450-12046; BEST BY 14OCT2011 A106A and A106B
- Hy-Vee 12 oz Romaine Garden; UPC 75450-12058; BEST BY 14OCT2011 A106A and A106B
This recall comes in the wake of a vicious listeria food poisoning outbreak blamed for at least 23 deaths and hundreds of illnesses linked to Rocky Ford Cantaloupes grown by Jensen Farms of Holly, CO. The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) has stated that this is the first listeria outbreak to be linked to cantaloupe to occur in the United States.
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Listeria Food Poisoning
Listeria monocytogenes is a common foodborne pathogen that can cause potentially fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with compromised immune systems. Signs and symptoms of listeria food poisoning may include (but are not limited to):
- high fever
- severe headache
- abdominal pain
- diarrhea (which may be bloody)
- miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
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Do You Have a River Ranch Salad Recall Lawsuit?
The Food Poisoning Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in River Ranch salad recall lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new listeria food poisoning cases in all 50 states.
Free River Ranch Salad Recall Suit Evaluation:If you or a loved one has been severely sickened after consuming River Ranch salad products included in this recall, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and we can help.