Fresh Express recalls salad products over possible Listeria contamination

(Streamwood, IL) -- People with Fresh Express brand salad in their fridge will want to check it before eating it after the company issued a recall.

The recall is over possible Listeria contamination from the facility in Streamwood, Illinois. Possibly tainted products were sold in 19 state in the Midwest and Northeast including: Connecticut, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Wisconsin.

The FDA says Listeria can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

In a release, Fresh Express said, "Out of an abundance of caution, Fresh Express has announced a recall of fresh salad items with product codes Z324 through Z350 due to a possible health risk from Listeria monocytogenes." Product Codes are located on the front of the package below the Use-By Date. The company says store that sell these products, have already removed the recalled items from store shelves and inventories.

Consumers who have the recalled products at home should discard and not eat them. A full refund is available from Fresh Express, or where purchased.

You can find a full list of recalled products here.

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