BrightFarms spinach and salad kits sold in seven U.S. states are being recalled because they may be contaminated with listeria, according to a notice posted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
The recall involves spinach grown by BrightFarms supplier Element Farms in Pompton Plains, New Jersey, after routine sampling yielded a positive result for Listeria monocytogenes.
The germ can cause listeriosis, a serious infection most likely to sicken pregnant women, infants, those 65 and older and people with weakened immune systems. An estimated 1,600 Americans get listeriosis each year and about 260 die, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
No illnesses have been reported to date related to the recalled greens.
BrightFarms is also recalling four salad kits from its Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, facility due to potential for cross-contamination, it said.
If you or a loved one has suffered losses due to ingesting this, or any, BrightFarms product, you may be entitled to compensation. To learn more, contact the product liability attorneys at Breslin and Breslin today.