Baby Spinach and Bagged Salads Recalled

Toss your salad
Toss your salad
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Two greens producers in Salinas have recalled their products due to bacterial contamination. Taylor Farms is recalling its organic baby spinach, and River Ranch is recalling its bagged salads, Food Safety News reports.

Random testing by the U.S. Department of Agriculture found Salmonella on a finished package of spinach. Testing of the bagged salads uncovered Listeria. Both products have been distributed throughout the United States, including California.

The recalled spinach includes Private Selections Organic Baby Spinach and Marketside Baby Spinach. Customers who have purchased the recalled spinach are urged not to consume it and should toss it. For more information, contact Taylor Farms Retail Inc. at (866) 508-7048 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PST.

The bagged salad recall includes a slew of different products packaged under the brand names River Ranch and Sysco, including coleslaw mixes, spring mixes, iceberg, romaine, Caesar salad kits and garden mixes. For a complete list, click here. Consumers who have purchased any of these products should return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. For more information, contact River Ranch at its 24-hour customer service center at (888) 624-2569.

Luckily, there have been no reported illnesses associated with either recall.

Seriously, Salinas. Wash your hands.


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