BrightFarms has recalled several lots of packaged salad greens because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

The BrightFarms branded salad greens were produced at the company’s greenhouse farm in Rochelle, Illinois, and sold at retailers in Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, and Indiana.

Retailers that sold the potentially contaminated salad greens include Walmart, Strack Van Till, Pick ‘n Save, Metro Market, Copps, Tadych’s, Mariano's Fresh Markets, Sullivan's Foods, Caputo's, and Jewel-Osco stores. However, other retailers may also have sold the recalled salad products.

The recalled salad greens include:

  • BrightFarms NutrigreensTM (3 oz. package)
  • BrightFarms Butter Crisp TM (4 oz. package)
  • BrightFarms Harvest Crunch® (4 oz. package)
  • BrightFarms Mighty Romaine TM (4 oz. and 8 oz. package)
  • BrightFarms 50/50 Spring & Spinach (4 oz. package)
  • BrightFarms Spring Crunch (4 oz. package)
  • BrightFarms Spring Mix (4 oz. and 8 oz. package)
  • BrightFarms Sunny Crunch ® (4 oz. and 8 oz. package)

The affected salad greens were sold in clear, plastic clamshells with best by dates that ran through July 29. A full list of affected products can be viewed here.

All retailers have been instructed to remove the affected products from their store shelves.

Consumers that have the recalled salad greens in their possession are urged to discard the product or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Questions about the recall can be directed to BrightFarms by calling 1-866-957-9745 from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. EDT or by emailing info@brightfarms.com with the subject line: Recall.

BrightFarms said it issued the recall “out of an abundance of caution,” after being notified of eight alleged consumer illnesses, some of which had purchased or consumed the recalled products in June.

In a statement, BrightFarms said, it “has already begun taking steps to enhance their already rigorous food safety protocols, including testing all products produced in its Rochelle facility for exposure to Salmonella prior to distribution.”

Salmonella can cause serious and, in some cases, fatal infections in children, elderly adults, and those with weakened immune systems. In healthy people, it can cause symptoms of fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare cases, it can cause arterial infections, endocarditis, and arthritis.

If you experience symptoms of Salmonella infection, seek medical treatment from a healthcare professional immediately.

No other products from BrightFarms greenhouses were impacted by the recall, the company said.

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