BrightFarms has issued a Listeria recall for packaged spinach and salad kits sold at Wegmans and other stores. Consumers who have purchased these products should not eat them as Listeria can cause severe illness and death. Among pregnant women, Listeria can cause miscarriages and stillbirths even if the expectant mother experiences only mild flu-like symptoms.
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BrightFarms Listeria Recall
The recalled spinach and salad kits, listed below, were sold at Wegmans and other retail stores in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. Specific lot codes and other of the recalled salads can be found here.
- BrightFarms Baby Spinach
- BrightFarms Mediterranean Crunch Kit
- BrightFarms Chickpea Caesar Crunch Kit
- BrightFarms Bacon Ranch Crunch Kit
- BrightFarms Southwest Chipotle
The problem was discovered when BrightFarms was notified by its spinach supplier Element Farms in their Pompton Plains, NJ, that routine testing in products samples revealed the presence of Listeria. Cross-contamination concerns prompted BrightFarms to include several salad kits in the recall.
2021 BrightFarms Salmonella Recall
In 2021, a Salmonella outbreak linked to BrightFarms prepackaged salad sickened 31 people in four states. Four people were hospitalized.