Publix and Fresh Express Spinach Recalled Over Listeria Concerns

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Fresh Express, the producer of salad mixes associated with two separate outbreaks affecting over 1,200 individuals in recent years, is presently issuing a recall for two packaged spinach products distributed by retailers in seven states due to potential listeria contamination.

The affected spinach was retailed in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia, as indicated in a notice released by Fresh Express and posted by the Food and Drug Administration.

The current recall by the Salinas, California-based subsidiary of Chiquita Brands International pertains to 8-ounce packages of Fresh Express Spinach with the product code G332 and a use-by date of December 15, as well as 9-ounce packages of Publix Spinach with the same product code G332 and an expired use-by date of December 14.

The Fresh Express Spinach subject to the recall is identified by the UPC code 0 71279 13204 4 and was distributed to retailers in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, and Virginia.

Meanwhile, the Publix Spinach with the UPC code 0 41415 00886 1 was distributed in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia.

The recall was initiated after routine sampling by the Florida Department of Agriculture detected listeria in a randomly selected package of spinach.

Recognizing Signs of Listeria Infection: Symptoms and Risks

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Fresh Express, the producer of salad mixes associated with two separate outbreaks affecting over 1,200 individuals in recent years, is presently issuing a recall for two packaged spinach products distributed by retailers in seven states due to potential listeria contamination.

The recall notice underscores that Listeria monocytogenes can lead to severe and sometimes fatal infections in vulnerable populations, including the young, frail, elderly, and individuals with weakened immune systems. 

Healthy individuals may experience short-term symptoms such as fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea.

Moreover, the notice highlights the risk of miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant individuals.

As of now, no illnesses related to the recalled products have been reported. Consumers are strongly advised not to consume the recalled items and to dispose of them. 

For further assistance, individuals who purchased the affected greens can contact Fresh Express at (800) 242-5472 between 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Eastern, and refunds are available at the point of purchase.

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