Fresh Express Recalls Some of Its Bag Spinach Over Salmonella Fears


Fresh Express recalled 2,939 cases of Bag Spinach for possible salmonella contamination, said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

No one has gotten sick from eating the spinach, the FDA said but the company recalled the bags after a random sample tested positive for salmonella. Consumers exposed to salmonella bacteria can suffer from diarrhea, fever and stomach cramps. The very young, elderly and those with weakened immune systems are at greatest risk for infections.

Included in the recall are 9-ounce Fresh Express Bag Spinach with product codes starting with H081 and H082, a UPC code of 7027913204 and "use by" dates of April 6 and April 7.

The recalled spinach went to stores in Pennsylvania, New York, Maryland, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Maine. The FDA said it is possible some of the recalled spinach was redistributed to stores in New Jersey, Virginia, Delaware, Vermont, New Hampshire, West Virginia, Ohio and Washington, D.C.

Consumer shouldn't eat it, but should return it to the store for a refund. Call Fresh Express at (800) 242-5472 weekdays 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Eastern Time.

Last summer Fresh Express was plagued with a series of recalls of its Romain lettuce, Veggie Lover's salad and other salads over contamination concerns.