These Popular Salad Greens Just Got Recall Over Salmonella Concerns

Your favorite container from leafy vegetables of the produce section makes healthy eating so easy, and Recent research gives us even more reason to consume these dark-toned vegetables. However, a popular brand of organic, packaged vegetables is just recalled nine of its products in response to reports that several consumers became ill last month.

BrightFarms, a greenhouse horticulture company with farms in six states, has voluntarily initiated a recall of nine different packaged leafy vegetable products due to potential Salmonella contamination. According to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the move comes after BrightFarms was notified of “illness among eight consumers, some of whom bought or consumed the above products in the month of June”.

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BrightFarms’ recalled products include the products listed below, all of which were grown on the company’s indoor farm in Rochelle, Illinois.

  • BrightFarms Nutrigreens (3 oz pack)

  • BrightFarms Butter Crisp (4 oz pack)

  • BrightFarms Harvest Crunch (4 oz pack)

  • BrightFarms Mighty Romaine (4 oz and 8 oz pack)

  • BrightFarms 50/50 Spring & Spinach (4 oz pack)

  • BrightFarms Spring Crunch (4 oz pack)

  • BrightFarms Spring Mix (4 oz and 8 oz pack)

  • BrightFarms Sunny Crunch (4 oz and 8 oz pack)

  • BrightFarms Lakeside Crunch (4 oz pack)

The recall affects individuals who have purchased or consumed any of these products with an expiration date of 7/29/2021 from the list of retailers in four states below. However, there may also be other stores that carried the products.

  • Illinois: Caputo’s, Jewel-Osco, Mariano’s Fresh Markets, Strack Van Till, Sullivan’s Foods, and Walmart (select stores)

  • Indiana: Strack Van Tillo

  • Iowa: Walmart (select stores)

  • Wisconsin: Copps, Metro Market, Pick ‘n Save, Tadych’s and Walmart (select stores)

In the recall notice, BrightFarms stated the following:

BrightFarms is committed to providing healthy products, and the health and safety of consumers is the company’s number one priority. In addition to today’s voluntary recall, the company has already started taking steps to improve their already strict food safety protocols. including testing all products produced at its Rochelle facility for exposure to Salmonella prior to distribution.”

Customers who purchased the recalled products “must discard or return them to their place of purchase for a full refund.” You can also contact the brand at 1-866-857-8745.

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