Fresh Express Announces Voluntary Recall of 18 Pack, 1-Pound Garden Salad With Ziplock

No Consumer Illness Reported; Recall Is Precautionary Measure

18 Pack, 1-Pound Garden Salad With Ziplock With Use By Date of SEP 28 01 Is

Only Product Affected - No Other Salads Are Part of the Recall

Sep 27, 2001, 01:00 ET from Fresh Express

    SALINAS, Calif., Sept. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Fresh Express has announced a
 voluntary recall of its 18 Pack, 1-Pound Garden Salad with Ziplock with a best
 if used by date of September 28, 2001, due to the possible presence of
     The recall applies only to the product listed as follows:
      Product Description:                        18 Pack, 1-pound Garden
                                                  Salad with Ziplock
      Bag Codes
      Use by Date and Production Code             SEP 28 01
      (Located in the upper right-hand corner on  G258A5A
       the front of the bag)                      and
                                                  SEP 28 01
      UPC Code                                    71279 10402
      (Located on the back of the bag)
     The company was notified by the Georgia Department of Agriculture that a
 random sampling of one bag of the product produced a positive test result for
 Listeria.  No consumer illness or unusual calls have been reported.  Fresh
 Express' historical records of environmental testing reveal no evidence of
     The company however, working in close coordination with the Georgia
 Department of Agriculture, initiated an immediate product recall as a
 precautionary measure.  No other Fresh Express salads are affected by this
     Fresh Express advises any consumers, who may have this product at home, to
 return it to their local retailer or discard it immediately.  Consumers may
 obtain a full refund by returning the product to their local retailer or by
 calling (800) 242-5472 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. PDT (11:00 a.m. -
 7:00 p.m. EDT).  Consumers with questions may also call this number.
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