Taylor Farms Recalls Salad Blends for Possible Salmonella

Taylor Farms Retail Inc. is initiating a recall of 3,265 cases of a variety of its salad blends over concerns that the produce has the potential to be contaminated with dangerous, sometimes deadly, <"http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">Salmonella pathogen, said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The recall followed a random test conducted by the State of Washington Department of Agriculture on a finished package of spinach.

The bagged salad products subject to the recall include:

Fresh Selections (10-ounce bags):

• Hearts of Romaine: UPC 0-11110-91044-8; Date/Best Buy Date: TFRS277B07OOKR5L Best By 10-18-11

• Leafy Romaine: UPC 0-11110-91046-2; Date/Best Buy Date TFRS277B07OOKR5H Best By 10-18-11

• Field of Greens: UPC 0-11110-91042-4; Date/Best Buy Date TFRS277B07OOKR5F Best By 10-18-11

• Romaine Blend: UPC 0-11110-91038-7; Date/Best Buy Date TFRS277B07OOKR5N Best By 10-18-11

HEB

• Spring Mix 5-ounce bag: UPC 0-41220-19752-1; Date/Best Buy Date TFRS277B07 Best By 10-20-11.

Marketside

• Fresh Spinach 10-ounce bag: UPC 6-81131-32946-0; Date/Best Buy Date TFRS277A07 Guaranteed Delicious By 10-21-11

• Caesar Salad Kit 14.6-ounce bag: UPC 6-81131-38744-6; Date/Best Buy Date TFRS277B07 Guaranteed Delicious By 10-19-11

• Asian Salad Kit 15-ounce bag: UPC: 6-81131-53211-2; Date/Best Buy Date TFRS277B07 Guaranteed Delicious By 10-19-11

• Southwest Salad Kit 15-ounce bag: UPC 6-81131-38747-7; Date/Best Buy Date TFRS277B07 Guaranteed Delicious By 10-19-11

• Premium Romaine 9-ounce bag: UPC 6-81131-38753-8; Date/Best Buy Date TFRS277B07 Guaranteed Delicious By 10-19-11

• Premium Romaine Family 18-ounce bag: UPC 6-81131-38807-8; Date/Best Buy Date TFRS277B07 Guaranteed Delicious By 10-19-11

Taylor Farms

• Field Greens 8-ounce bag: UPC 0-30223-04036-1; Date/Best Buy Date TFRS277B07 Best If Used By 10-20-11

The products were distributed in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Kentucky, Missouri, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, Washington, and Puerto Rico and were sold in various retail supermarkets. No other products or code dates are affected by this recall and, to date, there have been no reported illnesses attributed to the recalled items.

Customers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume the products and should dispose of them. Taylor Farms Retail, Inc. can be reached, toll-free, at 1.877.323.7374.

Healthy persons infected with Salmonella poisoning often experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. Rarely, infection with the Salmonella pathogen can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe or chronic illnesses.

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