Fresh Express Announces Precautionary Recall of a Limited Quantity of Chopped Romaine Salad Due to Undeclared Allergens
Fresh Express Inc. announced a voluntary recall of a limited quantity of 32-ounce Fresh Express Chopped Romaine with a Product Code of G034A06A and Use-By Date of February 19 due to a possible exposure to undeclared allergens.
The recall was necessitated when it was learned that sealed condiment packets containing individual packets of dressing, croutons and parmesan cheese used in the brand’s Caesar salads were mistakenly placed in a limited quantity of the chopped romaine product. Ingredients in the individual packets include milk, eggs, wheat and fish and even though the individual packets are enclosed in another sealed package.
In statement, Fresh Express said it issued a recall out of an abundance of caution to protect the health and well-being of consumers who may be at risk from exposure to undeclared allergens.
No illnesses are reported.
The recalled Fresh Express product was distributed in retail stores, primarily in Eastern and Southeastern states. No other Fresh Express products are included in this recall.
- Fresh Express Chopped Romaine – 32-ounce bag
- Product Code of G034A06A and Use-By Date of February 19 located in the upper right hand corner on the front of the bag
- UPC Code of 0 7127926100 3 located on the reverse side of the bag by the bar code
A Fresh Express spokesperson said that the company takes all matters of food safety very seriously. Company procedures and programs stringently follow all mandated regulations and focus on preventive measures designed to minimize potential risks.
The spokesperson cautioned that Fresh Express products with condiments that may contain allergens are properly labeled in accordance with the law. Fresh Express, in coordination with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, is investigating this event and is committed to implementing corrective steps to prevent future occurrences.
Consumers in possession of the recalled product should discard it. A refund is available where purchased or by contacting the Fresh Express Consumer Response Center toll-free at (800) 242-5472 during the hours of 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Eastern Time.