Thousands of cases of various bagged salads are being recalled over fears they may be contaminated with salmonella, federal regulators announced.
Taylor Farms Retail of Salinas, Calif. voluntarily recalled 3,265 cases of various bagged salad blends after the Washington state Agriculture Department conducted a random test on a finished package of spinach, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
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The move was done out of an "abundance of caution," Taylor Farms said.
The bagged salad products include those with "best by'' dates ranging from Oct. 18 to 21. They were marketed under the brand names Fresh Selections, HEB, Marketside and Taylor Farms.
No illnesses have been reported.
The items were distributed in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Kentucky, Missouri, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, Washington and Puerto Rico and sold in various retail supermarkets.
Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems, according to the FDA.
Healthy people may experience fever, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal pain. In rare cases the organism can get into the bloodstream and cause more serious complications.
Consumers can call 1-877-323-7374 for more information.