“BrightFarms chose to take this action out of an abundance of caution after receiving routine lab results and discovering that certain product may have been compromised,” according to the FDA recall notice.

The following salad products were sold at Mariano’s Markets in Illinois and Metro Market and Pick ‘n Save stores in Wisconsin and are packaged in clear, plastic clamshells with best by dates 10/24/2017, 10/25/2017, 10/26/2017, 10/27/2017:

  • BrightFarms Baby Spinach (4 oz. and 8 oz. package)
  • BrightFarms Spring Mix (4 oz. and 8 oz. package)
  • BrightFarms Spinach Blend (4 oz. package)
  • BrightFarms Baby Greens Blend (4 oz. and 8 oz. package)
  • BrightFarms Baby Kale (3 oz. package)
  • BrightFarms Baby Arugula (4 oz. package)
  • BrightFarms Baby Romaine Mix (4 oz. package)

The following basil products were packaged in clear plastic clamshells with best by dates 10/24/2017, 10/25/2017, 10/26/2017, 10/27/2017:

  • BrightFarms Basil (.75 oz. and 2 oz. package)
  • BrightFarms Thai Basil (.75 oz. package)
  • BrightFarms Lemon Basil (.75 oz. package)

Escherichia coli (E. coli) are a large and diverse group of bacteria found in the environment, foods, and the intestines of people and animals, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Although most strains of E. coli are harmless, others have the potential to make you violently ill.

Signs and symptoms of E. coli poisoning include:

  • Bloody diarrhea
  • Stomach cramps
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting

If the infection spreads to the blood or kidneys, symptoms may include:

  • Pale skin
  • Fever
  • Weakness
  • Bruising
  • Passing small amounts of urine

Customers who purchased any of the above products should not eat them, and either discard them immediately or return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

To date, no E. coli infections or other injuries have been associated with the recall.

Bright Farms Produce

Source: Chicago Tribune

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