Certain bags of spinach possibly sold at several nearby supermarkets have been recalled for possible salmonella contamination, the FDA announced 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.
Nearby stores that carry Fresh Express spinach in 9 oz. bags include the Safeway stores at 3747 Grand Ave., 2096 Mountain Blvd. and 5130 Broadway and the Lucky supermarket at 1963 Mountain Blvd., all in Oakland. A complete list of stores carrying the product is available on the Fresh Express website.
The U.S. 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. 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 contacting relevant retailers to confirm the recalled product has been removed from store shelves and inventories and that none is available for consumer purchase.
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 to throw it out. Fresh Express is offering a full refund. Check the Use-by date and Production code for the specific description, as all other bags have not been recalled.
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.