BrightFarms Recalls Produce Due to Potential E. Coli Contamination
On the heels of a Meijer recall of packaged produce products due to listeria concerns comes the news of a local company’s recall of produce products due to potential E. coli contamination.
The Kane County Health Department is advising that BrightFarms of Rochelle, IL, is initiating a voluntary recall of packaged produce due to the potential presence of E. coli at its Rochelle (Ogle County) greenhouse farm.
The affected BrightFarms branded products are sold at Mariano’s Markets in Illinois and Metro Market and Pick ‘n Save stores in Wisconsin.
The recall includes the below salad products packaged in clear, plastic clam shells with best-by dates located on the label of the package: 10/24/2017, 10/25/2017, 10/26/2017, 10/27/2017.
- BrightFarms Baby Spinach (4 oz. and 8 oz. package)
- BrightFarms Spring Mix (4 oz. and 8 oz. package)
- BrightFarms Spinach Blend (4 oz. package)
- BrightFarms Baby Greens Blend (4 oz. and 8 oz. package)
- BrightFarms Baby Kale (3 oz. package)
- BrightFarms Baby Arugula (4 oz. package)
- BrightFarms Baby Romaine Mix (4 oz. package)
Basil products, packaged in clear plastic clam shells with best by dates located on the label of the package: 10/24/2017, 10/25/2017, 10/26/2017, 10/27/2017.
- BrightFarms Basil (.75 oz. and 2 oz. package)
- BrightFarms Thai Basil (.75 oz. package)
- BrightFarms Lemon Basil (.75 oz. package)
Affected retailers have been instructed to remove all affected products from store shelves. Some strains of E. coli may create harmful bacterium that can cause bloody diarrhea and dehydration. Seniors, the very young, and persons with compromised immune systems are the most susceptible to foodborne illnesses.
Consumers who have purchased the affected products should discard them or return them to their place of purchase for a full refund.
Consumers with questions are encouraged to call (646) 480-5262 between 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EDT. Consumers can also email email@example.com with the subject line: Recall.
SOURCE: Kane County Health Department news release