Salinas Firm Conducts Precautionary Recall On A Select Salad Product Due To Possible Health Risk

Taylor Farms Retail, Inc. of Salinas is initiating a precautionary recall of 110 cases of Taylor Farms Hearts of Romaine 10 oz. bags with an expiration date of 12-13-12. This product is being recalled out of an abundance of caution following a single random finished package test conducted by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) which tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes. There have been no complaints or illnesses reported in association with this recall. No other Taylor Farms products or brands are included in this recall.

Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

Details of the recalled product are as follows:

Brand Item Description UPC Number Package Code Best By State
Taylor Farms Hearts of Romaine,10 oz. bag 0 30223 04032 3 TFRS332A09 12-13-12 CA, FL

The “Best By” Code Date for the recalled products can be located on the top/middle right portion of the front label.

The company is cooperating with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and California Department of Public Health (CDPH) regarding this recall.

Customers who have purchased this product are urged not to consume the product and should dispose of it. Consumers may contact Taylor Farms Retail, Inc. for further information at 866-508-7048 Monday through Friday 8 am to 5 pm PST. Consumers with concerns about an illness from consumption of this product should contact a health care provider.

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