BrightFarms Salad Greens Recall [US]

US FlagUS/Silver Spring: BrightFarms Salad Greens Recall [US]BrightFarms recalls various batch/lots of Salad Greens due to suspected metal fragment contamination and consequential risk of ingestion and GI tract laceration damage, a serious health hazard. FDA:

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The US Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) reports the following Salad Greens are subject to this recall:

  • The recall includes the below Salad Greens packaged in clear, plastic clamshells with best by dates on the package of: 5/22/17, 5/23/17, 5/24/17, 5/25/17 and 5/26/17. Best by dates are located on the label of the package.)
    • BrightFarms Baby Spinach (4 ounce package)
    • BrightFarms Spring Mix (4 ounce and 8 ounce package)
    • BrightFarms Spinach Blend (4 ounce package)
    • BrightFarms Baby Kale (3 ounce package)
    • BrightFarms Arugula (4 ounce and 8 ounce package)
    • BrightFarms Mixed Greens (4 ounce package)
    • BrightFarms Baby Romaine (4 ounce and 8 ounce package)

Please consult the photograph above for details of the food’s packaging, design and retail presentation. Additional images of the recalled Salad Greens can be found on the Web site above.

==> No barcodes, UPCs, item numbers or other identification numbers were listed with this recall notification.

The recall also includes the Basil products listed below, packaged in clear plastic clamshells with best by dates: 5/18/17, 5/19/17, 5/20/17, 5/21/17, 5/22/17 and 5/23/17.

  • BrightFarms Basil (0.75 ounce package)
  • BrightFarms Thai Basil (0.75 ounce package)
  • BrightFarms Lemon Basil (0.75 ounce package)

The recall is limited to products grown at the company’s Elkwood, Virginia farm. BrightFarms products from greenhouses in other regions are not affected.

According to the FDA, BrightFarms has recalled various packaged Salad Greens sold in Giant Food stores due to the potential presence of metal as a result of construction at its Elkwood, Virginia (Culpeper County) greenhouse farm.

The affected BrightFarms branded products were sold at the Giant Landover, Giant Carlisle, Peapod and Martin’s Food Markets in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, West Virginia and Washington, DC. Affected Greens may also have been distributed via the Capital Area Food Bank.

==> Never depend on your senses of sight, smell, taste or touch to confirm food poisoning, adulteration or contamination. If in doubt about the safety of any food, return it to your retailer for refund or toss it out in your household garbage, making sure neither small children nor household pets can access the suspect food.

If you believe you have purchased or have in your possession any of the recalled Salad Greens, please do not consume them directly nor use them as an ingredient in another dish or preparation. Instead, return the Salad Greens to the store where you purchased it for a full refund.

If you have any questions about this recall, please contact BrightFarms at 1-646-480-5262 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time or e-mail at with the subject line: Recall.

==> To see other recalls and notifications caused by suspected metal fragment contamination, please search for “fragment” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications caused by suspected contaminated Salad Greens, please search for “salad” using the Search Box at the top of this page.


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Recalls Direct RIN: 8692-2017
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