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Nationwide Recall of Dozens of Salad Brands: Listeria prompts a recall of salads distributed to retail stores an...

Photo: Sandra Caldwell / Istock related articles By Dan Shapley River Ranch Fresh Foods of Salinas, Calif., is recalling dozens of brands of bagged salads because of possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination, according to the Food and Drug Administration. Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. Retail salad products under this recall were distributed nationwide under various sizes and packaged under the brand names of River Ranch, Farm Stand, Hy-Vee, Marketside, Shurfresh, and The Farmer’s Market. (See detai...

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