Fresh Express Inc. is recalling a limited quantity of expired 18-oz Hearts of Romaine Salad with the expired use-by-date of Sept. 26, 2012, and product code H256808 as a precaution due to a possible health risk. No consumer complaints have been received by Fresh Express Consumer Response Center in association with this recall, and no other Fresh Express products are being recalled.
The product was distributed primarily in Northeast and Midwest of the United States. The precautionary recall notification for the now-expired salad is being issued due to an isolated incident in which a sample of a single package of 18-oz yielded a positive result for Listeria monocytogenes as part of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) random sample testing program. Fresh Express is continuing to coordinate closely with regulatory officials.