Fresh Express Recalls Salad Products Sold Throughout Northeast


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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) – Fresh Express has recalled numerous salad items sold in several states, including Massachusetts, because they may be contaminated with Listeria.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published the announcement on Tuesday, saying Fresh Express is recalling certain varieties of products labelled under Fresh Express, Bowl and Basket, Giant Eagle, Marketside and more. The items, produced at the company’s facility in Illinois, were distributed throughout the Northeast including the states of Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire and Rhode Island.

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All the recalled items have product codes Z324 through Z350 printed below the Use-By date. The company is advising anyone who purchased the products to throw them away immediately.

“Fresh Express immediately halted all production at the Streamwood facility and initiated a complete sanitation review,” the statement read. “Fresh Express has already been in contact with retailers who received the recalled items, instructing them to remove them from store shelves and stop any further shipments.”

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The FDA says Listeria can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, the elderly or anyone with weakened immune systems. Listeria infection can cause high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Consumers experiencing these symptoms should contact their health provider. A full list of the products, as well as a reference photo, can be found on the announcement's page.

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