The FDA Just Issued a Recall of Salad Greens Due to Potential Salmonella Contamination

This salad greens recall affects shoppers in the Midwest.

It’s the perfect time of year for summer salads. But if you’ve been on a greens kick, you might want to take a quick look in your fridge. BrightFarms issued a recall of their packaged salad greens in four Midwestern states, since they may be contaminated with salmonella.

What Products Does the Recall Affect?

The BrightFarms products come in clear, plastic clamshells and have “best by” dates through 7/29/2021:

  • BrightFarms Nutrigreens TM (3 oz. package)
  • BrightFarms Butter Crisp TM (4 oz. package)
  • BrightFarms Harvest Crunch ® (4 oz. package)
  • BrightFarms Mighty Romaine TM (4 oz. and 8 oz. package)
  • BrightFarms 50/50 Spring & Spinach (4 oz. package)
  • BrightFarms Spring Crunch (4 oz. package)
  • BrightFarms Spring Mix (4 oz. and 8 oz. package)
  • BrightFarms Sunny Crunch ® (4 oz. and 8 oz. package)

The recall was issued after eight people fell ill with salmonella after eating packaged salad greens. BrightFarms products grown outside of Illinois have not been affected, so this recall should only affect shoppers in the Midwest.

What States Have the Recalled Product?

The FDA issued this recall in Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan Iowa and Indiana, all states that sell packaged salad greens grown on the company’s Rochelle, Illinois farm. Retailers selling the potentially contaminated products include:

  • Wisconsin: Pick ‘n Save, Metro Market, Copps, Walmart (select stores), Tadych’s
  • Illinois: Mariano’s Fresh Markets, Walmart (select stores), Strack Van Till, Sullivan’s Foods, Caputo’s, Jewel-Osco
  • Iowa: Walmart (select stores)
  • Indiana: Strack Van Till
  • Michigan: Tadych’s

What Should I Do If I Bought Salad Greens?

If you have a package of potentially contaminated BrightFarms greens, discard them immediately or return them to the retailer for a full refund. If you have any concerns, reach out to BrightFarms at 1-866-857-8745 from 8 a.m.-11 p.m. EDT or email them at [email protected]

If your salad is safe to eat, this is how long fresh produce lasts in the fridge. And don’t forget to wash your produce! Even pre-washed lettuce needs to be rinsed at home before eating.

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Amrita Thakkar
Amrita is an Assistant Digital Editor at Taste of Home. As a writer and amateur photographer, she often ends up applying these skills to her one great love: food. She can usually be found researching global cuisines, at the farmers market, doing yoga, or looking up new places to travel to.