The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advises consumers that some 2,825 cases of Veggie Loverís Salad from Fresh Express may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria is an organism that can cause serious or fatal infections in young children, elderly or anyone with a weak immune system. This product was distributed in Massachusetts and most likely in Rhode Island too.
The item being recalled has a product code of I208 and a use-by date of August 10, 2010.
No other Fresh Express salads are included in the recall, and no illnesses have been reported in association with this recall. Anyone who bought an item on the recall list should throw the product away or return it to the place of purchase for a refund.
Symptoms of Listeria include high fever, sever headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Listeria can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
To view the complete FDA recall notice, visit http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm221943.htm