Taylor Fresh Foods, a produce company based in Maryland, has issued a recall for Marketside Bacon Ranch Crunch Salad Kits due to potential Listeria contamination. This recall expands on a previous recall by Rizo-López Foods, Inc. for dairy items sold under multiple brand names.
The specific salad kit affected is the Marketside Bacon Ranch Crunch Chopped Salad Kit, weighing 12.76 oz and with UPC 681131305440. Consumers should check for a “BEST If Used By” date on or before Feb. 21, 2024, to determine if their product is part of the recall.
These recalled salad kits were sold in Walmart stores across 25 states and Washington D.C. The company, Taylor Fresh Foods, has promptly notified the retailers to remove the affected kits from their shelves.
Consumers who have purchased the recalled salad kit are advised to discard it immediately and refrain from consuming it. Customers will be entitled to a refund at the location where the kit was purchased.
Listeria monocytogenes, the bacteria found in the salad kits, can be particularly harmful to certain individuals, such as young children, the elderly, and those with weakened immune systems. Symptoms of Listeria infection include fever, headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea.
Pregnant women should exercise extra caution as Listeria infection can lead to miscarriage or stillbirth. Anyone who has consumed the recalled salad kit or is experiencing any of the symptoms mentioned should contact a healthcare provider promptly.
For further information or inquiries regarding the recall, customers can reach out to Taylor Fresh Foods’ customer care team at 855-455-0098. Additionally, the company has provided photos of the affected salad kits for reference.
It is crucial for consumers to remain vigilant and take appropriate steps to protect their health and safety. By promptly recalling the affected products and providing necessary information, Taylor Fresh Foods aims to prioritize customer wellbeing.
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