Another Salad Recall Issued Over Possible Listeria Contamination Concerns

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As the number of people infected by E. coli has been increasing, health officials raised concerns about the consumption of Chopped romaine lettuce. In the photo, romaine lettuces grow in a field for harvest in King City, California, April 17, 2017.

Following a fresh recall by BrightFarms for a number of salad greens that may be contaminated with Salmonella, Old Souls Farms has issued its own recall for a series of greenhouse leafy green products over concerns of Listeria contamination.

The St. Paris, Ohio-based company said the recall was issued following a positive test of Listeria in its rainwater holding tanks in the greenhouse facility and was issued “out of an abundance of caution.” Old Souls Farms also said that testing was performed from a customer who received contaminated basil.

No illnesses have been reported from the recall, Old Souls Farms said.

The recalled greens products include arugula, basil, finstar, green bibb, romaine, and spring mix greens that were sold in one-to-25-pound clear bags, as well as in clamshells in sizes of 1-ounce, 4-ounce, and 5-ounce sizes.

The affected clamshell greens products have lot codes of 193, 194, 195, 196, 197, 198, 201, 202, and 203, which are located at the bottom of the packaging. Expiration dates for the arugula, finstar, green bibb, romaine, and spring mix are July 23, 25, 26, 27, 29, and 30. The basil has expiration dates of July 20-24 and 26-27.

A full list of products and their lot codes and expiration dates can be found here.

Consumers are urged not to consume the recalled greenhouse leafy greens products. They should be disposed of immediately.

Questions about the recall can be directed to Old Souls Farms at 937-802-9192, Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. EDT.

Listeria can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, elderly adults, and those with weakened immune systems. Pregnant women infected with Listeria illnesses are at risk of miscarriages and stillbirths.

Healthy people can also suffer Listeria infections, which include symptoms of high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. Anyone experiencing the symptoms of Listeria should seek immediate medical treatment.


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Photo: Reuters/Lucy Nicholson

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