BrightFarms Issues Recall on Packaged Salad Greens After Possible Salmonella Contamination

There’s been a recall of packaged salad greens due to possible Salmonella contamination.

According to Fox Business, eight people reported becoming ill after consuming packaged greens at stores in four different states, including Wisconsin, Iowa, and Indiana. The greens was produced by BrightFarms, who voluntarily recalled them “out of an abundance of caution” after “being notified of illnesses among eight consumers, some of whom purchased or consumed the above products during June,” according to a recall notice.

BrightFarms, located at an indoor farm in Rochelle, Illinois, said the recall was for nine products. The news outlet reports that the greens were shipped out to various grocery stores and markets, including Mariano’s Fresh Markets, Walmart locations, Strack Van Till, Sullivan’s Foods, Caputo’s, Jewel-Osco, and others. The notice advised stores that may have the contaminated lettuce to “remove all affected products from store shelves.”

The recall includes the below salad products packaged in clear, plastic clamshells with “best by” dates through 7/29/2021:

  • BrightFarms NutrigreensTM (3 oz. package)
  • BrightFarms Butter Crisp TM (4 oz. Package)
  • BrightFarms Harvest Crunch® (4 oz. package)
  • BrightFarms Mighty Romaine TM (4 oz. and 8 oz. package)
  • BrightFarms 50/50 Spring & Spinach (4 oz. package)
  • BrightFarms Spring Crunch (4 oz. package)
  • BrightFarms Lakeside CrunchTM (4 oz. package)
  • BrightFarms Spring Mix (4 oz. and 8 oz. package)
  • BrightFarms Sunny Crunch ® (4 oz. and 8 oz. package)

In a statement, BrightFarms says it is most concerned with the health and safety of its consumers.” BrightFarms is committed to providing wholesome products, and the health and safety of consumers is the company’s number one priority.”

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