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Salad Mix Recalled Due to Listeria Contamination

The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) advises consumers that a sample of Northeast Spring Mix salad mix sold at McQuade’s Market in Jamestown has tested positive for 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 is manufactured by Northeast Fresh in Chelsea, Massachusetts. HEALTH is working to determine if this product was distributed elsewhere in the state.

The product that tested positive for listeria was sold in seven-ounce bags and has a product code of Jan15/457034.

No listeria 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.

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Department or agency: Department of Health

Online: http://www.health.ri.gov

Release date: 01-21-2011

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