Food Recall Alert: Fresh Express Spinach

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NEW YORK (MainStreet) — Fresh Express has recalled 2,939 cases of spinach after a random sampling tested positive for salmonella.

According to Fresh Express, no illnesses have been reported in connection to the recalled product.

The spinach was distributed in seven states - Pennsylvania, New York, Maryland, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Maine – but also could have been redistributed in New Jersey, Virginia, Delaware, Vermont, New Hampshire, West Virginia, Ohio and Washington, D.C.

The recall applies to 9 oz. bags of spinach with product codes H081 and H082, UPC code 7127913204 and use-by dates of April 6 and April 7. Consumers can find the product code and use-by date in the upper right-hand corner of the package and the UPC Code in the lower left corner on the package’s reverse side.

The FDA said consumers who purchased the spinach should not consume the product and return it to the store it was purchased from for a full refund. Check the agency’s new recall search tool for full details.

According to the FDA, salmonella bacteria can cause symptoms like diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps. Anyone can contract salmonella, but the risk is greatest in young children, elderly persons and those with a lower resistance to infection due to pregnancy, cancer, HIV/AIDS, diabetes or other diseases.

Consumers with questions can call the Fresh Express Consumer Response Center at (800) 242-5472 Monday through Friday from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. PST.

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