Fresh Express Incorporated is voluntarily recalling a limited quantity of expired 18 oz. Hearts of Romaine salad with the expired Use-by Date of September 26, 2012 and Product Code H256A08 as a precaution due to a possible health risk.
No consumer complaints have been received by Fresh Express Consumer Response Center in association with this recall. No other Fresh Express products are being recalled.
The product was distributed primarily in Northeast and Midwest of the United States.
Fresh Express customer service representatives are already contacting retailers to confirm the product was removed from their inventories and store shelves in accordance with standard procedures for products that have reached their expiration date. Customers with questions may contact their Fresh Express customer service representative.
Should consumers have this expired product in their refrigerators, it should discarded and not consumed. Consumers with questions may call the Fresh Express Consumer Response Center at (800) 242-5472 during the hours of 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.
The precautionary recall notification for the now-expired salad is being issued due to an isolated incident in which a sample of a single package of 18 oz. Hearts of Romaine salad yielded a positive result for Listeria monocytogenes as part of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s random sample testing program. Fresh Express is continuing to coordinate closely with regulatory officials.
Specific information follows:
Product Being Recalled: Fresh Express Hearts of Romaine in 18 oz. package
Product Code: H256A08 (located in upper right corner on front of package)
Use-by Date: September 26, 2012 (also located in upper right hand corner of package)
Distribution: Northeast and Midwest Regions of the U.S.