Listeria Concerns remove salad products from New Jersey shelves


NEW JERSEY – If you’re looking to balance the holidays with greens, you’ll have to avoid a few salad options as Fresh Express has recalled some of their products in New Jersey.

A number of Fresh Express products have been recalled following possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination at the company’s facilities in Streamwood, Illinois.

The outbreak has led to 10 confirmed hospitalizations in eight states. One person has died during the outbreak, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.

The products were shipped to the following states: Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Wisconsin, as well as the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Manitoba.

A complete list of the recalled products is available here.

The products were marketed under Fresh Express and the following labels:

  • Bowl and Basket
  • Giant eagle
  • Small salad bar
  • Market district
  • Market side
  • O Organic
  • Signature Farms
  • Just nature
  • Fresh from the field
  • Wellsley Farms

Dole outbreak does not affect New Jersey

Dole salad products have been recalled in Texas, New York and other states, but not in New Jersey.

Salads prepared by Dole and sold at grocery chains like Kroger are being recalled due to Listeria issues, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said. The Dole outbreak has led to 12 confirmed hospitalizations in 13 states. Two people died during the epidemic.

What is Listeria?

Symptoms of listeriosis, as the infection is called, include fever, muscle pain, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance, seizures, and diarrhea or others. gastrointestinal symptoms. In pregnant women, the infection can cause miscarriages, stillbirths or premature deliveries, CDC officials said.

Anyone in the high-risk categories who exhibits flu-like symptoms after eating potentially contaminated food should see a doctor and inform their doctor about the consumption of the contaminated food. The infection can be treated with antibiotics.

According to the Fresh Express press release, the body can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, the frail or elderly, and others with weakened immune systems.

“Although healthy people only experience short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths in pregnant women, ”the company added.

“Consumers exhibiting these symptoms should consult their health care provider.”

With reports of Jeffrey perkins.


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