Precautionary Recall of a Limited Quantity of Organic Marketside Spring Mix Salad is Announced by Fresh Express
For Immediate Release
April 8, 2017
Fresh Express (800) 242-5472 Walmart (800) WAL-MART
Fresh Express Donna Watkins (512) 848-1698 Walmart (800) 331-0085
Orlando, Fla., — Fresh Express is announcing a precautionary recall of a limited number of cases of Organic Marketside Spring Mix.
The item subject to the recall is 5 oz. Organic Marketside Spring Mix marketed in a clear container with production code G089B19 and best-if-used-by date of APR 14, 2017 located on the front label, and UPC code 6 8113132897 5 located on the bottom of the container. The recalled salads were distributed only to Walmart stores located in the Southeastern region of the United States.
The recall was necessitated when Fresh Express was notified that extraneous animal matter was allegedly found in a single container of the salad. Out of an abundance of caution, all salads manufactured in the same production run are being recalled.
No other Marketside salads are included in the recall. Fresh Express salads are not subject to a recall.
Walmart acted quickly to remove the product from store shelves.
Consumers who may have already purchased the recalled product should discard and not consume it. A full refund is available where purchased or by calling the Fresh Express Consumer Response Center toll-free at (800) 242-5472 during the hours of 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Eastern Time.
Upon receiving notification, both Walmart and Fresh Express food safety and rapid response teams, in close coordination with regulatory authorities, acted immediately to review all relevant records, launch an intensive investigation and initiate product removal and recall procedures.
Fresh Express takes matters of food safety very seriously and rigorously complies with all food safety regulations including the proscribed Good Agricultural Practices. In addition, a range of stringent controls are in place during growing and harvesting to mitigate against field material from entering the raw product system. In manufacturing, additional controls including thorough washing and filtration systems as well as visual inspections that are designed to eliminate unwanted debris.
Recalled Product Details
- Organic Marketside Spring Mix – 5 oz. clear container
- Production Code of G089B19 and best-if-used-by date of APR 14 2017, located on the top label
- UPC Code of 6 8113132897 5 located on the bottom of the container next to the bar code
Recalled Product Distribution
Fresh Express Precautionary Recall, 5 oz. Organic Marketside Spring Mix (No other Marketside Salads and No Fresh Express Salads are included in this recall)
|Brand||PRODUCT NAME||SIZE||UPC||PRODUCTION CODE||BEST IF USED BY DATE||POSSIBLE DISTRIBUTION STATES|
|Marketside||Organic Spring Mix||5 oz.||6 8113132897 5||G089B19||APR 14 2017||AL, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, SC, VA,|
* We believe that none of the product being recalled were processed or offered through the national office.
* We strongly encourage you to notify your agencies within one business day from receipt of this notice.
* ALL cased and uncased inventories, both at the member level and agency level, need to be checked. This product may have entered member and agency warehouses through salvage, local donations, TEFAP, local purchases, retail pickups, food drives, or other avenues.
* For additional local details, please contact the Health Department(s) for the area(s) your food bank serves.
For full details on the recall, please visit: https://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm551649.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery
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