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State Garden Issues Salad Recall Over Listeria Worries

Consumer Alert: State Garden is recalling ALL salad products produced on January 4, 2011 due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Listeria bacteria can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in children, the elderly, and those with compromised immune systems.

What’s the problem?

January 25, 2011 – Today, the FDA announced that State Garden, of Chelsea, MA will be recalling all salad products produced on January 4, 2011 which correspond to trace back codes 45693 and 45703 due to a risk of contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.

Salad Products and Blends under this recall were distributed to retail stores on the East Coast under various sizes and packaged under the brand names:

  • Gold Quality
  • Hannaford
  • Natures Place
  • Natures Promise
  • Roche Bros
  • Northeast Fresh
  • Noreast Fresh
  • Olivia’s Organics
  • Signature
  • Wegmans

Listeria Monocytogenes

Consumption of food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, an uncommon but potentially fatal disease. Symptoms of listeriosis include high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness and nausea. Listeriosis can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths, as well as serious and sometimes fatal infections in those with weakened immune systems. Individuals concerned about an illness should contact their healthcare providers immediately.

Official FDA Recall Announcement

For specific product information including label descriptions and UPC codes, please visit the FDA website to view the official press release.

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