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Listeria Contamination in Spinach; Company Recalls Every Packet from 7 US States

Listeria Contamination in Spinach; Company Recalls Every Packet from 7 US States

If you are a spinach lover then you need to check your shelves and pantries for the Brighfarms Spinach packets as the spinach can be contaminated with Listeria.

Spinach produced by its supplier Element Farms in their Pompton Plains, New Jersey facility and distributed under the BrightFarms brand has been voluntarily recalled by BrightFarms due to the possibility of Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

BrightFarms is voluntarily recalling a restricted quantity of four salad kit products (illustrated below) from its Selinsgrove, PA facility on account of potential cross-contamination.

Listeria monocytogenes is a pathogen that has the potential to induce severe and occasionally lethal infections in aged or frail individuals, small children, and those with compromised immune systems.

Retailers in seven states, including Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia, received the recalled products.

The items come in 4-ounce transparent plastic canisters. The “best by” date, UPC, and facility code are located at the bottom of the packaging. The pictures to help shoppers identify the recalled products appear at the end of this notification.

Best-By Date
BrightFarms Baby Spinach3.5oz8-57062-00492-3PEN81/11/2024,
BrightFarms Mediterranean
Crunch Kit
BrightFarms Chickpea Caesar
Crunch Kit
BrightFarms Bacon Ranch
Crunch Kit
BrightFarms Southwest
List of the items that have been recalled from 7 US states.

There have been no reports of sickness so far.

A normal test by Element Farms found Listeria monocytogenes in the spinach, which led to the recall. BrightFarms is also recalling a small amount of four different salad kits because of the possibility of cross-contamination at their facility in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania. So far, there have been no positive test results or reports of illness linked to those items.

Because of today’s recall, the company has stopped sending out Element Farms-grown spinach for now.

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