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Listeria Found In Bagged Lettuce

California producer River Ranch has recalled bagged lettuces nationwide after listeria was found during a routine check.


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The lettuce in question has "Best By" dates between May 12 and May 29 or Julian dates between 118 and 125.

A California producer has issued a recall for bagged lettuces after listeria was found during a routine check.

The lettuces were distributed nationwide and under the brand names River Ranch, Farm Stand, Hy-Vee, Marketside, Shurfresh and The Farmer’s Market.

Recalled bags have either “Best By” dates between 12MAY2012 – 22MAY2012 or Julian dates between 116 – 125.

Listeria monocytogenes can cause potentially fatal infections in the young, old, infirm and those with weakened immune systems. Pregnant women are especially vulnerable, as listeria can cause stillbirths and miscarriages.

No illnesses have yet been linked to this outbreak.

Read More:

  • River Ranch Recalls Retail And Food Service Salads Because Of Possible Health Risk (FDA Press Release)
  • River Ranch Expands Bagged Salad Recall (Food Safety News)
  • Calif. lettuce grower River Ranch Fresh Foods recalls bagged salads after finding Listeria (CBS News)
Liz Leslie

Liz Leslie is a journalist based in Chicago. When she's not writing about food, she's likely eating food. Or dreaming about food.

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