Your favorite container of leafy greens from the produce section makes eating healthy so convenient, and recent research gives us even more reason to consume these dark-hued veggies. However, one popular brand of organic, packaged greens just recalled nine of its products following reports that multiple consumers fell ill last month.
BrightFarms—a greenhouse farming company with farms in six states—voluntarily initiated a recall of nine different packaged leafy green products due to possible Salmonella contamination. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the move comes after BrightFarms was notified of "illnesses among eight consumers, some of whom purchased or consumed the above products during the month of June."
The recalled BrightFarms items include the below products, all of which were grown at the company's indoor farm in Rochelle, Ill.
BrightFarms Nutrigreens (3 oz. package)
BrightFarms Butter Crisp (4 oz. Package)
BrightFarms Harvest Crunch (4 oz. package)
BrightFarms Mighty Romaine (4 oz. and 8 oz. package)
BrightFarms 50/50 Spring&Spinach (4 oz. package)
BrightFarms Spring Crunch (4 oz. package)
BrightFarms Spring Mix (4 oz. and 8 oz. package)
BrightFarms Sunny Crunch (4 oz. and 8 oz. package)
BrightFarms Lakeside Crunch (4 oz. package)
The recall affects individuals who bought or consumed any of these products with a "best by" date of 7/29/2021 from the below list of retailers in four states. However, additional stores might also have carried the products.
Illinois: Caputo's, Jewel-Osco, Mariano's Fresh Markets, Strack Van Till, Sullivan's Foods, and Walmart (select stores)
Indiana: Strack Van Till
Iowa: Walmart (select stores)
Wisconsin: Copps, Metro Market, Pick 'n Save, Tadych's, and Walmart (select stores)
In the recall announcement, BrightFarms stated the following:
"BrightFarms is committed to providing wholesome products, and the health and safety of consumers is the company's number one priority. In addition to today's voluntary recall, the company has already begun taking steps to enhance their already rigorous food safety protocols, including testing all products produced in its Rochelle facility for exposure to Salmonella prior to distribution."
Customers who purchased the recalled products "should discard them or return them to their place of purchase for a full refund." You may also contact the brand at 1-866-857-8745.
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