BrightFarms initiates voluntary recall of packaged salad greens in Indiana

INDIANA – BrightFarms today initiated a voluntary recall expansion of additional packaged salad greens that are past expiration date and were produced in its Rochelle, Illinois (Ogle County) greenhouse farm sold in Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, Indiana, and Michigan due to potential contamination with Salmonella.

Salmonella can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis, and arthritis.

The recall includes the below salad products packaged in clear, plastic clamshells with “best by” dates through 7/26/2021:

1. BrightFarms Baby Spinach (4 oz. and 8 oz. package)

PRODUCT NAMEPACKAGESUPCBest by Date
BrightFarms Baby Spinach 4 oz. package
8 oz. package
5706200439
5706200449
Expired

The recall includes the below salad products packaged in clear, plastic clamshells with “best by” dates through 7/29/2021:

  1. BrightFarms NutrigreensTM (3 oz. package)
  2. BrightFarms Butter CrispTM (4 oz. Package)
  3. BrightFarms Harvest Crunch ® (4 oz. package)
  4. BrightFarms Mighty RomaineTM (4 oz. and 8 oz. package)
  5. BrightFarms 50/50 Spring & Spinach (4 oz. package)
  6. BrightFarms Spring Crunch (4 oz. package)
  7. BrightFarms Spring Mix (4 oz. and 8 oz. package)
  8. BrightFarms Sunny Crunch ® (4 oz. and 8 oz. package)
  9. 7/28/21 Update: BrightFarms Baby Spinach (4 oz. and 8 oz. package)
PRODUCT NAMEPACKAGESUPC
BrightFarms NutrigreensTM3 oz. package5706200458
BrightFarms Butter Crisp TM4 oz. package5706200484
BrightFarms Harvest Crunch ®4 oz. package5706200486
BrightFarms Mighty Romaine TM4 oz. package 8 oz. package5706200452
5706200491
BrightFarms 50/50 Spring & Spinach4 oz. package5706200440
BrightFarms Spring Crunch4 oz. package5706200479
BrightFarms Lakeside CrunchTM4 oz. package5706200470
BrightFarms Spring Mix4 oz. package 8 oz. package5706200441
5706200451
BrightFarms Sunny Crunch ®4 oz. package
8 oz. package
5706200460
5706200485
7/28/21 Update: BrightFarms Baby Spinach4 oz. package 8 oz. package5706200439
5706200449

The recall is limited to these specific products grown at the company’s Rochelle, Illinois indoor farm. BrightFarms products from other BrightFarms greenhouses are not affected.

BrightFarms is taking this action out of an abundance of caution after being notified of illnesses among eleven consumers, some of whom purchased or consumed the above products during the month of June.

Affected retailers have been instructed to remove all affected products from store shelves.

BrightFarms is committed to providing wholesome products, and the health and safety of consumers is the company’s number one priority. In addition to today’s voluntary recall, the company has already begun taking steps to enhance their already rigorous food safety protocols, including testing all products produced in its Rochelle facility for exposure to Salmonella prior to distribution.

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 1-866-857-8745 8am – 11pm EDT. Consumers can also email info@brightfarms.com.

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