TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — A series of expired salad kits sold in grocery stores have been recalled due to listeria concerns, according to the Food and Drug Administration.
The FDA said Fresh Express Incorporated salad kits that were found to have listeria during a random sample test by the Georgia Department of Agriculture.
According to the company, the salad kits are no longer being sold and have already expired. However, they were sent to retail stores across Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia.
No illnesses have been reported as of this article’s publishing date.
The information on the kits’ brands and their codes is in the table below.
|Brand||Product||Ounce||UPC Codes||Product Code||Use-By Date||Distribution States|
|Fresh Express||Caesar Chopped Kit||9.40||00071279309194||G075||4/2/2023||FL, GA, NC, SC|
|Fresh Express||Chopped Kit Chipotle Cheddar||11.3||00071279306049||G075||4/2/2023||FL, GA, NC, SC, VA|
|Publix||Makoto Honey Ginger Salad Kit||8.75||00071279309194||G075||3/31/2023||Fl, GA, NC|
Listeria can have severe symptoms like high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea among healthy individuals. However, infections can be deadly in children, the elderly, and those with compromised immune systems.
To get a refund for the kits, call the Fresh Express Consumer Response Center at (800) 242-5472 between the hours of 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. EDT or the store from which they were purchased.