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Consumer Kashrut Alerts

The following health alert is from the FDA on May 18, 2012.

River Ranch Fresh Foods, LLC of Salinas, CA is initiating a voluntary recall of retail and foodservice bagged salads, because they have the potential of being contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes following routine random retail salad finished product tests conducted in the marketplace by the Food & Drug Administration.
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.
Foodservice salad products under this recall were distributed nationwide under various sizes and packaged under the brand names of River Ranch, Cross Valley, Fresh n Easy, Promark, and Sysco. The recalled retail and foodservice salad bags have either "Best By" code dates between 12MAY2012 – 22MAY2012 or Julian dates between 116 - 125. The code date is typically located in the upper right hand corner of the bags. See www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm304724.htm and www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm304725.htm for a list for the specific salad products, size, package type, UPC codes and states of distribution.
Consumers who have purchased this product should not consume it and are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions can contact River Ranch at their 24-hour customer service center at 1-800-762-7708.

May 19, 2012 Additional product recalls are here

Canadian May 19 recall is here


The following Canadian health alert is from the CFIA on May 18, 2012.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Sobeys Inc. are warning the public not to consume Compliments brand salads and prepared foods described below because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The following Compliments salads, product of USA, are affected by this alert.

Product Name Size UPC Best Before dates
Compliments Garden Supreme 340 g 68820 10627 12MA12 to
12MA22, inclusive
(May 12 to 22, 2012)
Compliments Simply Romaine 454 g 68820 10870 12MA12 to
12MA22, inclusive
(May 12 to 22, 2012)
Compliments Harvest Romaine 284 g 68820 10871 12MA12 to
12MA22, inclusive
(May 12 to 22, 2012)
Compliments American Blend 340 g 68820 10095 12MA12 to
12MA22, inclusive
(May 12 to 22, 2012)
Compliments Coleslaw 454 g 68820 10097 12MA12 to
12MA22, inclusive
(May 12 to 22, 2012)
Compliments Garden Salad 340 g 68820 12152 12MA12 to
12MA22, inclusive
(May 12 to 22, 2012)
Compliments Garden Salad 680 g 68820 12153 12MA12 to
12MA22, inclusive
(May 12 to 22, 2012)
In addition, in store produced products containing lettuce such as salads, sandwiches or wraps purchased prior to May 19, 2012 from IGA and Sobeys stores in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Sobeys, Price Chopper, or Foodland stores in Ontario should be discarded and not consumed. These clerk-served foods contain lettuce which may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. These products have been distributed nationally, except the province of Quebec.
The importer, Sobeys Inc., Mississauga, ON is voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

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