River Ranch recalls retail and food service salads because of possible health risk

River Ranch Fresh Foods, LLC of Salinas, CA is initiating a voluntary recall of retail and foodservice bagged salads, because they have the potential of being contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes following routine random retail salad finished product tests conducted in the marketplace by the Food & Drug Administration.

Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children,frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

Retail salad products under this recall were distributed nationwide under various sizes and packaged under the brand names of River Ranch, Farm Stand, Hy-Vee, Marketside, Shurfresh, and The Farmer's Market.

Foodservice salad products under this recall were distributed nationwide under various sizes and packaged under the brand names of River Ranch, Cross Valley, Fresh n Easy, Promark, and Sysco.

The recalled retail and foodservice salad bags have either "Best By" code dates between 12MAY2012 - 22MAY2012 or Julian dates between 116 - 125. The code date is typically located in the upper right hand corner of the bags.

See the list below for the specific salad products, size, package type, UPC codes and states of distribution. No other products, brands or code dates aside from those listed below are affected by this recall.

There have been NO reported illnesses associated with this recall. We are working closely with the Food & Drug Administration and California Department of Public Health.

Consumers who have purchased this product should not consume it and are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions can contact River Ranch at their 24-hour customer service center at 1-800-762-7708.

Giant Eagle is a distributor for the bagged salad and released the following statement in regards to the recall:

"Giant Eagle is one of numerous organizations impacted by today's River Ranch Fresh Foods, LLC bagged salad recall. River Ranch voluntarily recalled the product due to potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.Giant Eagle carries affected River Ranch product under its The Farmers Market brand, and also uses the lettuce for its deli sandwich rings. To date, there have been no reported cases of illness.
Upon notification from the manufacturer, Giant Eagle immediately initiated the removal of affected product from store shelves, and is in the process of contacting customers who previously purchased the product with instructions on its disposal."


RIVER RANCH SALAD RECALL - 5/18/2012
The recalled retail salad bags exhibit "Best By" code dates which may be displayed as 12MAY2012 - 22MAY2012 or 05/12/12 - 05/22/12

BRAND PRODUCT NAME SIZE PKG TYPE UPC STATES DISTRIBUTED NATIONWIDE
River Ranch Chopped Romaine 10oz bag 45388-88030
River Ranch Classic Garden 6oz bag 45388-60001
River Ranch Classic Garden 16oz bag 45388-60002
River Ranch Classic Garden 32oz bag 45388-60011
River Ranch Greener Garden 12oz bag 45388-60040
River Ranch Iceberg & Romaine 12oz bag 45388-60042
River Ranch Iceberg Shreds 8oz bag 45388-60045
River Ranch Restaurant-Style Cole Slaw 16oz bag 45388-10024
River Ranch Romaine Garden 10oz bag 45388-60044
River Ranch Three-Color Cole Slaw Mix 16oz bag 45388-10046

Shurfresh Cole Slaw 16oz bag 11161-49088
Shurfresh Greener Garden Salad 12oz bag 11161-40133
Shurfresh Iceberg Garden Salad 16oz bag 11161-49092
Shurfresh Romaine Garden Salad 10oz bag 11161-40134

The Farmer's Market American Salad Blend 12oz bag 30034-30105
The Farmer's Market Garden Salad 6oz bag 30034-30012
The Farmer's Market Garden Salad 12oz bag 30034-30400
The Farmer's Market Garden Salad 24oz bag 30034-30363
The Farmer's Market Garden Supreme 12oz bag 30034-30146
The Farmer's Market Iceberg Shredded 8oz bag 30034-30195
The Farmer's Market Iceberg Shredded 16oz bag 30034-99888
The Farmer's Market Leafy Romaine Blend 9oz bag 30034-30364
The Farmer's Market Parisian Salad Blend 7oz bag 30034-30259
The Farmer's Market Romaine Garden Salad Blend 12oz bag 30034-30220

RIVER RANCH SALAD RECALL - 5/18/2012 - STATEWIDE
The recalled foodservice salad bags exhibit "Best By" code dates between 12MAY2012 - 22MAY2012 or Julian code dates 116 - 125

River Ranch Diced Grn Cabbage w/Color 4 x 5lb bag
River Ranch Shred Grn Cabbage w/Color 4 x 5lb bag
River Ranch Shred Grn Cabb w/Carr 4 x 5lb bag
River Ranch Diced Green Cabb w/Carrot 4 x 5lb bag
River Ranch Shredded Red Cabbage 4 x 5lb bag
River Ranch Carrot Shreds 4 x 5lb bag
River Ranch Valley Blend 6 x 2lb bag
River Ranch California Blend 4 x 5lb bag
River Ranch Chopped Iceberg 4 x 5lb bag
River Ranch Iceberg Salad Mix 4 x 5lb bag
River Ranch Garden with Romaine 4 x 5lb bag
River Ranch Iceberg / Romaine w/Color 4 x 5lb bag
River

Ranch Shredded Icebreg (1/4") 4 x 5lb bag
River Ranch Shredded Icebreg (1/8") 4 x 5lb bag
River Ranch Iceberg & Romaine 50/50 4 x 5lb bag
River Ranch Iceberg & Romaine 4 x 5lb bag
River Ranch Shredded Romaine 6 x 2lb bag
River Ranch Spring Mix 3lb bag
River Ranch Chopped Romaine w/ Liner 6 x 2lb bag

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