Having just returned from a delicious spinach salad for lunch, I was not happy to learn that salads sold in Colorado by a major producer of blended salads are being recalled because of potential contamination with salmonella. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration sent out an alert early today that Taylor Farms Retail, Inc. a Salinas, Calif. business which has produced fresh salads for more than 80 years, was initiating a precautionary recall following a random test conducted on a finished package of spinach by the State of Washington Department of Agriculture.

The company is recalling 3,265 cases of various salad blends. The various salads are sold under several brand names including Fresh Selections, HEB, Marketside and Taylor Farms. Fresh Selections items being recalled are 10-ounce bags of Hearts Of Romaine, Leafy Romaine, Field of Greens, and Romaine Blend. Five ounce bags of Spring Mix under the HEB name are being recalled.
Marketside items being recalled are 10-ounce bags of Fresh Spinach; 14-ounce bags of Caesar Salad Kit; 15-ounce bags of Asian Salad; 15-ounce bags of Southwest Salad Kit; nine-ounce bags of Premium Romaine; 18-ounce bags of Premium Romaine Family, and eight-ounce bags of Field Greens.
The products were distributed in Colorado, Arizona, California, Florida, Kentucky, Missouri, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, Washington and Puerto Rico. They were sold at various retail supermarkets. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration reports that so far there have been no reported illnesses.
Customers who have bought the products should dispose of them and contact Taylor Farms Retail for further information at 1-877-323-7374

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