Fresh Express Salads & Salad Kits [Canada]


Fresh Express Salads & Salad Kits Recall [Canada]

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Canada FlagCanada/Ottawa: Fresh Express Incorporated, an Orlando, Florida establishment, has recalled an estimated twenty-three (23) varieties of Fresh Express branded Salads and Salad Kits from the Canadian marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination and consequential risks of Gram-positive bacterial infection, severe illness and/or possible life-changing complications, all serious health and safety hazards requiring immediate medical intervention to minimize pain and suffering as well as prevent life-altering injury or death.

CFIA: http://ht.ly/h3wK30s4QaS

Direct link: https://recalls-rappels.canada.ca/en/alert-recall/certain-fresh-express-brand-salad-products-recalled-due-listeria-monocytogenes

Additional information:
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (“CFIA”) reports the following Salads and Salad Kits are subject to this recall:

  • Fresh Express branded Organic Salad Kits – Organic Sweet Dijon Onion, sold in 215 gram cello bags; affected batch/lots: all packages bearing a batch/lot code beginning with “Z324” through “Z350” with a UPC of 0 71279 30950 7
  • Fresh Express branded Organic Salad Kits – Organic Classic Caesar, sold in 278 gram cello bags; affected batch/lots: all packages bearing a batch/lot code beginning with “Z324” through “Z350” with a UPC of 0 71279 78713 8
  • Fresh Express branded Iceberg Garden Salads, sold in 340 gram cello bags; affected batch/lots: all packages bearing a batch/lot code beginning with “Z324” through “Z350” with a UPC of 0 71279 10412 6
  • Fresh Express branded Kits – Caesar Supreme, sold in 298 gram cello bags; affected batch/lots: all packages bearing a batch/lot code beginning with “Z324” through “Z350” with a UPC of 0 71279 30214 0
  • Fresh Express branded Kits – Caesar Salads, sold in 278 gram cello bags; affected batch/lots: all packages bearing a batch/lot code beginning with “Z324” through “Z350” with a UPC of 0 71279 30215 7
  • Fresh Express branded 3 Color Deli Coleslaw – Garden, sold in 397 gram cello bags; affected batch/lots: all packages bearing a batch/lot code beginning with “Z324” through “Z350” with a UPC of 0 71279 12302 8
  • Fresh Express branded Kits – Bacon Caesar, sold in 283 gram cello bags; affected batch/lots: all packages bearing a batch/lot code beginning with “Z324” through “Z350” with a UPC of 0 71279 30109 9
  • Fresh Express branded Iceberg Garden Salads, sold in 680 gram cello bags; affected batch/lots: all packages bearing a batch/lot code beginning with “Z324” through “Z350” with a UPC of 0 71279 10413 3
  • Fresh Express branded Spinach, sold in 454 gram cello bags; affected batch/lots: all packages bearing a batch/lot code beginning with “Z324” through “Z350” with a UPC of 0 71279 13208 2
  • Fresh Express branded Twisted Caesar Chopped Salad Kits – Asian Caesar, sold in 272 gram cello bags; affected batch/lots: all packages bearing a batch/lot code beginning with “Z324” through “Z350” with a UPC of 0 71279 30212 6
  • Fresh Express branded Chopped Kits – Sunflower Crisp, sold in 320 gram cello bags; affected batch/lots: all packages bearing a batch/lot code beginning with “Z324” through “Z350” with a UPC of 0 71279 30933 0
  • Fresh Express branded Chopped Kits – Southwest, sold in 326 gram cello bags; affected batch/lots: all packages bearing a batch/lot code beginning with “Z324” through “Z350” with a UPC of 0 71279 30930 9
  • Fresh Express branded Chopped Kits – Asian, sold in 349 gram cello bags; affected batch/lots: all packages bearing a batch/lot code beginning with “Z324” through “Z350” with a UPC of 0 71279 30929 3
  • Fresh Express branded Sweet Butter Salads, sold in 170 gram cello bags; affected batch/lots: all packages bearing a batch/lot code beginning with “Z324” through “Z350” with a UPC of 0 71279 22104 5
  • Fresh Express branded Garden Shreds Iceberg, sold in 227 gram cello bags; affected batch/lots: all packages bearing a batch/lot code beginning with “Z324” through “Z350” with a UPC of 0 71279 10708 0
  • Fresh Express branded Twisted Caesar Chopped Salad Kits – Classic Caesar, sold in 266 gram cello bags; affected batch/lots: all packages bearing a batch/lot code beginning with “Z324” through “Z350” with a UPC of 0 71279 30211 9
  • Fresh Express branded Veggie Lover’s Salads, sold in 312 gram cello bags; affected batch/lots: all packages bearing a batch/lot code beginning with “Z324” through “Z350” with a UPC of 0 71279 28106 3
  • Fresh Express branded Green & Crisp Salads, sold in 312 gram cello bags; affected batch/lots: all packages bearing a batch/lot code beginning with “Z324” through “Z350” with a UPC of 0 71279 10813 1
  • Fresh Express branded Spinach, sold in 227 gram cello bags; affected batch/lots: all packages bearing a batch/lot code beginning with “Z324” through “Z350” with a UPC of 0 71279 13207 5
  • Fresh Express branded Hearts of Romaine, sold in 255 gram cello bags; affected batch/lots: all packages bearing a batch/lot code beginning with “Z324” through “Z350” with a UPC of 0 71279 26115 7
  • Fresh Express branded American Salads, sold in 312 gram cello bags; affected batch/lots: all packages bearing a batch/lot code beginning with “Z324” through “Z350” with a UPC of 0 71279 24103 6
  • Fresh Express branded Twisted Caesar Chopped Salad Kits – Avocado Caesar, sold in 275 gram cello bags; affected batch/lots: all packages bearing a batch/lot code beginning with “Z324” through “Z350” with a UPC of 0 71279 30926 2
  • Fresh Express branded Baby Spinach, sold in 142 gram cello bags; affected batch/lots: all packages bearing a batch/lot code beginning with “Z324” through “Z350” with a UPC of 0 71279 27123 1

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

==> No best-before date codes, production dates, expiry dates, regulatory approval designations, registration numbers, agency approval designations or other identification numbers were listed with this recall notification.

These Fresh Express branded Salads and Salad Kits were known to be marketed, distributed and sold in the Canadian provinces of Manitoba and Ontario, although it is always possible these food products had wider distribution within the country. When in doubt, please contact the manufacturer for specific product information.

According to the CFIA, Fresh Express has recalled an estimated twenty-three (23) varieties of Fresh Express branded Salads and Salad Kits from the Canadian marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. As a result of this reported defect, you should neither serve nor consume the recalled Salads and/or Salad Kits identified above.

==> For information about Listeriosis (Listeria poisoning), please consult the “Illnesses” tab on this site, located at the top of this page.

This recall was initiated after the Michigan Department of Agriculture received a positive result for Listeria monocytogenes in a random sample test of a single package of Fresh Express 9-ounce Sweet Hearts Salad Mix with a use-by date of December 8, 2021, manufactured at the Fresh Express Streamwood facility. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) has reported ten (10) illnesses associated with the strain of Listeria monocytogenes detected in the random sample beginning in 2016 to the present.

In the United States, the US Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) has recalled an estimated 225 varieties of Bowl & Basket, Fresh Express, Giant Eagle, Little Salad Bar, Market District, Marketside, O Organics, Signature Farms, Simply Nature, Weis Fresh From the Field and Wellsley Farms branded Salads and Salad Kits from the American marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

==> You can review our coverage of the US recall notification here: https://wp.me/p2bVty-jIH.

==> 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 Fresh Express branded Iceberg Garden Salads and/or Salad Kits, please do not consume them directly nor use them as an ingredient in another dish or preparation. Instead, kindly return the product to the store where you purchased it for a full refund.

==> If you have a medical emergency, please contact 9-1-1, your closest hospital or emergency center equipped to properly treat bacterial poisonings such as Listeriosis.

If you have any further questions, comments or complaints about this recall, please contact Fresh Express Consumer Response Center toll-free at 1-800-242-5472 from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM Eastern Standard Time, Monday to Friday.

If you have any further questions, comments or complaints about this recall, please e-mail the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (“CFIA”) at information@inspection.gc.ca. You can also reach the CFIA toll-free at 1-800-442-2342 (Canada and US) or +1-613-773-2342 (local or international) during normal business hours, Eastern Standard Time.

If you are a member of the working press/media, you can reach the CFIA at +1-613-773-6600 or by e-mail at cfia.media.acia@inspection.gc.ca.

==> To see other recalls and notifications caused by suspected contaminated, adulterated or mislabeled Salas and/or Salad Kits, please search for “salad” or more generically, “vegetables” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

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

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

==> To see other recalls and notifications for products manufactured, marketed and/or sold by Fresh Express, please search for “Fresh Express” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

French/Français:
You can also read about this recall in French here (“ACIA”):
https://recalls-rappels.canada.ca/fr/avis-rappel/rappel-certains-produits-salade-marque-fresh-express-en-raison-bacterie-listeria

Vous pouvez également lire ce rappel en français ici (“ACIA”):
https://recalls-rappels.canada.ca/fr/avis-rappel/rappel-certains-produits-salade-marque-fresh-express-en-raison-bacterie-listeria

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More information about this recall:
CFIA/ACIA reference number: RA-63755
Recalls Direct RIN: 15287-2021
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