Salad kits sold in Florida Publix stores recalled for listeria
TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — A series of discontinued 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 were found to have listeria during a random sample test by the Georgia Department of Agriculture.
According to the company, the salad packs are no longer sold and have already expired. However, they were shipped to stores across Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia.
No illnesses have been reported as of this article̵[ads1]7;s publication date.
The information about the kits’ brands and their codes is in the table below.
|Brand||Product||Ounce||UPC codes||Product code||Best before date||Distribution states|
|Fresh Express||Caesar Chopped Kit||9.40||00071279309194||G075||02/04/2023||FL, GA, NC, SC|
|Fresh Express||Chopped Kit Chipotle Cheddar||11.3||00071279306049||G075||02/04/2023||FL, GA, NC, SC, VA|
|Publix||Makoto Honey Ginger Salad Set||8.75||00071279309194||G075||31.3.2023||Fl, GA, NC|
Listeria can have serious symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea in healthy individuals. However, infections can be fatal 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 8:00 AM and 7:00 PM EDT or the store where they were purchased.