Certain RIVER RANCH brand and SYSCO NATURAL brand salads may contain Listeria monocytogenes
OTTAWA, May 19, 2012 – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public as well as various importers, distributors, retailers and food service establishments such as hotels, restaurants, cafeteria, hospitals and nursing homes not to serve or consume various salads described below because these products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
This is a part of the larger recall of retail and foodservice salads initiated by River Ranch Fresh Foods, LLC, California, USA with distribution in Canada.
The following salad products are affected by this alert.
|Brand||Product||Size||UPC / Sysco Item # (SUPC)|
|River Ranch||American Style Iceberg & Romaine||340 g||45388 60042|
|River Ranch||Classic Garden||454 g||45388 60002|
|River Ranch||Three-Color Cole Slaw Mix||454 g||45388 10046|
|River Ranch||Three-Color Cole Slaw Mix||12 x 1lb.||8438798|
|River Ranch||Chopped Iceberg w/Color||6 x 2 lb.||1675602|
|River Ranch||Chopped Iceberg w/Color||4 x 5 lb.||1675602|
|River Ranch||Chopped Lettuce||4 x 5 lb.||N / A|
|River Ranch||Chopped Romaine||6 x 2 lb.||45388-880|
|River Ranch||Chopped Romaine w/ Liner||6 x 2 lb.||2189819|
|River Ranch||Classic Garden Blend||12 x 1lb.||4323655|
|River Ranch||Lettuce Separate Salad||4 x 5 lb.||N/A|
|River Ranch||Shred Grn Cabbage||4 x 5 lb.||N/A|
|River Ranch||Shred Grn Cabbage w/Color||4 x 5 lb.||1675701|
|River Ranch||Shredded Lettuce 1/4||4 x 5 lb.||N / A|
|River Ranch||Shredded Lettuce 1/8||4 x 5 lb.||N / A|
|River Ranch||Shredded Red Cabbage||4 x 5 lb.||1277417|
|Sysco Natural||Chopped Iceberg||4 x 5 lb.||1675503|
|Sysco Natural||Chopped Iceberg w/Color||4 x 5 lb.||1675602|
|Sysco Natural||Chopped Romaine||6 x 2 lb.||2189819|
|Sysco Natural||Iceberg Salad Mix||4 x 5 lb.||1675586|
|Sysco Natural||Shred Grn Cabbage w/Color||4 x 5 lb.||1675701|
|Sysco Natural||Shredded Iceberg (1/4″)||4 x 5 lb.||1675545|
|Sysco Natural||Shredded Iceberg (1/8″)||4 x 5 lb.||1675529|
The smaller size retail packages of salads have Best Before dates between 12MAY 2012 – 22MAY 2012. The larger size packages of salads sold to foodservice have Julian dates between 116 – 125. The code date is typically located in the upper right hand corner of the packages.
These products may have been distributed nationally. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.
Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with this bacteria may cause listeriosis, a foodborne illness. Listeriosis can cause high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness and nausea. Pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk. Infected pregnant women may experience only a mild, flu-like illness, however, infections during pregnancy can lead to premature delivery, infection of the newborn, or even stillbirth.
The importers listed below are voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recalls.
FreshPoint Vancouver, Ltd. BC
J.E. Russel Produce Ltd., Toronto, ON
Sysco Calgary AB
Sysco Edmonton AB
Sysco Regina SK
Sysco Winnipeg MB
Sysco Thunderbay ON
For more information consumers and industry can call the CFIA at 1-800-442-2342 / TTY1-800-465-7735 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday to Friday).
For information on Listeria monocytogenes, visit the Food Facts web page at: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/fssa/concen/cause/listeriae.shtml.
For information on all food recalls, visit the CFIA‘s Food Recall Report at: http://active.inspection.gc.ca/eng/corp/recarapp_dbe.asp.
American Style Iceberg & Romaine
Three-Color Cole Slaw Mix
Chopped Romaine w/ Liner
Classic Garden Blend
Shred Grn Cabbage w/Color
Shredded Red Cabbage
Chopped Iceberg w/Color
Iceberg Salad Mix
Shredded Iceberg (1/8″)
- Some River Ranch bagged salads deemed health risk (fox13now.com)
- Bagged Salads Recalled; Multiple Brands Affected (todayinfoodsafety.com)