BrightFarms expands recall of packaged salad greens linked to Salmonella outbreak

Amid an ongoing outbreak, BrightFarms is expanding a recall of packaged salad greens that were produced in its Rochelle, IL, greenhouse farm and sold in Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, Indiana and Michigan because of potential Salmonella contamination.

The initial recall can be viewed here.

BrightFarms is taking this action after being notified of illnesses among eleven consumers, some of whom purchased or consumed the implicated products during the month of June.

The CDC’s latest update on the Salmonella outbreak says that there have been 11 illnesses and two hospitalizations in connection with BrightFarms salad greens. The illnesses are in Wisconsin, Michigan and Illinois. 

Expanded recalled products:

The recall includes the below salad products packaged in clear, plastic clamshells with “best by” dates through 7/26/2021:

  1. BrightFarms Baby Spinach (4 oz. and 8 oz. package)
PRODUCT NAME PACKAGES UPC Best by Date

BrightFarms Baby Spinach

 

4 oz. package

8 oz. package

5706200439

5706200449

Expired

The implicated products were sold in the following locations:

  • Illinois: Mariano’s Fresh Markets, Walmart, Strack Van Till, Sullivan’s Foods, Caputo’s, Jewel-Osco
  • Wisconsin: Pick ‘n Save, Metro Market, Copps, Tadych’s, Walmart
  • Iowa: Walmart
  • Indiana: Strack Van Till
  • Michigan: Tadych’s

Affected retailers have been instructed to remove all affected products from store shelves.

Consumers who have purchased the affected products should discard them or return them to their place of purchase for a full refund.

Following is a complete list of recalled BrightFarms products. Some do not expire until July 29.

PRODUCT NAME

PACKAGES

UPC

BrightFarms NutrigreensTM 3 oz. package 5706200458
BrightFarms Butter Crisp TM 4 oz. package 5706200484
BrightFarms Harvest Crunch ® 4 oz. package 5706200486
BrightFarms Mighty Romaine TM 4 oz. package 8 oz. package 5706200452
5706200491
BrightFarms 50/50 Spring & Spinach 4 oz. package 5706200440
BrightFarms Spring Crunch 4 oz. package 5706200479
BrightFarms Lakeside CrunchTM 4 oz. package 5706200470
BrightFarms Spring Mix 4 oz. package 8 oz. package 5706200441
5706200451
BrightFarms Sunny Crunch ® 4 oz. package
8 oz. package
5706200460
5706200485
7/28/21 Update: BrightFarms Baby Spinach 4 oz. package 8 oz. package 5706200439
5706200449

 

About Salmonella infections
Food contaminated with Salmonella bacteria does not usually look, smell, or taste spoiled. Anyone can become sick with a Salmonella infection. Infants, children, seniors, and people with weakened immune systems are at higher risk of serious illness because their immune systems are fragile, according to the CDC.

Anyone who has eaten any of the implicated salad and developed symptoms of Salmonella infection should seek medical attention. Sick people should tell their doctors about the possible exposure to Salmonella bacteria because special tests are necessary to diagnose salmonellosis. Salmonella infection symptoms can mimic other illnesses, frequently leading to misdiagnosis.

Symptoms of Salmonella infection can include diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within 12 to 72 hours after eating contaminated food. Otherwise, healthy adults are usually sick for four to seven days. In some cases, however, diarrhea may be so severe that patients require hospitalization.

Older adults, children, pregnant women, and people with weakened immune systems, such as cancer patients, are more likely to develop a severe illness and serious, sometimes life-threatening conditions.

Some people get infected without getting sick or showing any symptoms. However, they may still spread the infections to others.

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