Bagged Salad Recall - List includes Several Brands

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(Best Syndication News) - The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the voluntary recall of bagged ready-to-eat salad products that were sold to retailers and food service locations nationwide because of a potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The salad products include coleslaw mixes, a spring mix, a Caesar salad kit, romaine lettuce, iceberg lettuce, and several more lettuce and salad blends.

During a routine sample testing, two packages of shredded iceberg lettuce were purchased from retail locations in California and Colorado. The samples were found to have Listeria monocytogenes. No illnesses have been reported.

The recall involves the River Ranch, Farm Stand, Hy-Vee, Shurfresh, and The Farmer’s Market brand products. The company also packed their food service products under the brand names River Ranch and Sysco. River Ranch distributed the salad products throughout the United States and in Canada.

Both the retail and the foodservice salad products have the “Best By” date code that is between 12MAY2012 and 29MAY2012, or have Julian dates of 118 and 125. The code date is usually printed in the upper right hand corner of the bag. Only the products on the recall list (see below) are involved in the recall. All other products are safe to eat.

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) said that the recalled lettuce is no longer on store shelves, but they are concerned that consumers may have them at home. People should check to see if they have the recalled lettuce. If they do have the recalled lettuce they should not eat it, instead they can return it to the place they bought it to get a full refund.

The Complete list of products, their UPC Product Codes, and Package Sizes, along with the states they were distributed in, is available at There is also a list below.

A Listeria monocytogene can cause a serious infection that could become deadly for the very young, the very old, and those with a weak immune system. Healthy people may suffer short-term symptoms including a severe headache, high fever, muscle stiffness, uneasy stomach, pain in the abdomen, and diarrhea. Pregnant women are at risk for miscarriage and stillbirth if they become infected with the Listeria infection.

BY: N Wilson

ref: CDPH, FDA
other information

River Ranch Bagged Salad Recall List:



Three-Color Cole Slaw Mix 16oz bag UPC: 45388-10046

Angel Hair 10oz bag UPC: 45388-10031

Creamy Homestyle Cole Slaw Kit 11.5oz bag UPC: 45388-10037

Iceberg & Romaine European 12oz bag UPC: 45388-60019

Iceberg & Romaine European 12oz bag UPC: 45388-60042

Greener Garden 12oz bag UPC: 45388-60040

Classic Garden 6oz bag UPC: 45388-60001

Classic Garden 16oz bag UPC: 45388-60002

Chopped Romaine 10oz bag UPC: 45388-88030

Complete Caesar Salad Kit 10oz bag UPC: 45388-60043

Italian Salad 10oz bag UPC: 45388-60020

Romaine Garden 10oz bag UPC: 45388-60044

Iceberg Shreds 8oz bag UPC: 45388-60045

Restaurant-Style Cole Slaw 16oz bag UPC: 45388-10024

Spring Mix 24oz bag n/a

Spring Mix 48oz bag n/a

Heritage Blend 16oz bag n/a

Brand: Farm Stand

Sold in: CA

Iceberg Garden Salad 16oz bag UPC: 41163-45452

Iceberg Garden Salad 24oz bag  UPC: 41163-45453

Brand: Hy Vee

Sold in IA, IL, KS, MN, MO, NB, SD, WI

Cole Slaw 16oz bag  UPC: 75450-12051

European Blend 12oz bag  UPC: 75450-12049

American Blend 12oz bag  UPC: 75450-12047

Garden Supreme 12oz bag  UPC: 75450-12046

Garden Salad 16oz bag  UPC: 75450-12052

Garden Salad 48oz bag  UPC: 75450-12065

Italian Blend 10oz bag  UPC: 75450-12048

Shredded Lettuce 8oz bag  UPC: 75450-12053

Caesar Salad Kit 10oz bag  UPC:75450-12050

Chopped Romaine 10oz bag  UPC: 75450-12055

Romaine Garden Blend 12oz bag  UPC: 75450-12058

Brand: Shurfresh

Sold in: AR, CO, KS, KY, IA, IL, IN, MI, MN,


Greener Garden Salad 12oz bag  UPC: 11161-40133

Romaine Garden Salad 10oz bag  UPC: 11161-40134

Iceberg Garden Salad 16oz bag  UPC: 11161-49092

Cole Slaw 16oz bag  UPC:11161-49088

Brand: Sysco

Sold in:  MO

Spring Mix 48oz bag n/a

Brand: The Farmers Market

Sold in: MD, OH, PA, WV

Cole Slaw 16oz bag  UPC: 30034-30013

American Salad Blend 12oz bag  UPC:30034-30105

Italian Salad Blend 10oz bag  UPC: 30034-30115

Romaine Garden Salad Blend 12oz bag  UPC: 30034-30220

Romaine Chopped 10oz bag  UPC: 30034-30141

Garden Supreme 12oz bag  UPC: 30034-30146

Parisian Salad Blend 7oz bag  UPC: 30034-30259

Angel Hair Cole Slaw 10oz bag  UPC: 30034-30266

European Salad Blend 12oz bag  UPC: 30034-30125

Leafy Romaine Blend 9oz bag  UPC:30034-30364

Garden Salad 6oz bag  UPC: 30034-30012

Garden Salad 12oz bag  UPC: 30034-30400

Garden Salad 24oz bag  UPC: 30034-30363

ColeSlaw Kit 11oz bag  UPC:30034-99829

Iceberg Shredded 8oz bag  UPC: 30034-30195

Iceberg Shredded 16oz bag  UPC: 30034-99888



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