Fresh Express recalled Salad products from 19 states on Monday while the FDA is investigating an outbreak related to the packaged Salad that have killed at least one person.Fresh Express announced in a press release that products from its Streamwood, Ill., factory have the potential to be contaminated with the bacteria Listeria monocytogenes shortly after the Michigan Department of Agriculture conducted a random sample and found one packaged Salad containing the bacteria.
Recalls were made in the following states: Connecticut, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Maine, Indiana, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, North Dakota, Minnesota, Michigan, Iowa, and Massachusetts. The recalled products include all use-by-date fresh Salad packages with the product codes of Z324 through Z350, the FDA said in a press release Tuesday.
The FDA also announced investigating a multistate outbreak” linked to Fresh Express Salad products. Frank Yiannas, the FDA Deputy Commissioner for Food Policy and Response, said that ten people infected with the outbreak strain had been reported from eight states while one person has died.
He said that they would continue to work with our partners and Fresh Express to determine the source of this outbreak. They remain committed to transparency and providing updates as we learn more during our continuing traceback investigation.