Spinach Recall 2012: Fresh Express recalls spinach products due to Salmonella scare

By on Nov 10, 2012 in Food, Health, United States Comments

Fresh Express Incorporated of Charlotte, North Carolina announced a spinach recall on their 9-oz package product on November 7, 2012 due to a potential risk of Salmonella contamination, which has been coordinated with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

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According to the announcement at FDA.gov that day, the Fresh Express spinach recall affects products with a Use-by Date of November 7 and Product Code of S299B25, which can be both found in the upper right corner on front of the package; and that no other Fresh Express products are included in this recall.

As noted in the report, the recall was called upon after a random sample test made under U.S. Department of Agriculture has resulted positive result for Salmonella. Fresh Express customer service representatives are already informing all affected retailers to ensure that the said product has been from their shelves.

The company noted that the recalled product was primarily distributed in various US states, with the possibly affected areas include Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington State, and Wyoming.

Although there were no illnesses or consumer complaints have been reported to Fresh Express in relation to this recall, the company strongly suggests that consumers who may have possible bought the recalled product should dispose them immediately instead of eating them.

For more information about this Fresh Express spinach recall and how customers can get a full refund, the public is being invited to contact the Fresh Express Consumer Response Center at (800) 242-5472 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. EDT, or visit FDA.gov.

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