In a news release, Taylor Farms Retail, in cooperation with the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), announced the recall of various bagged salad blends due to the potential that they are contaminated with Salmonella.
This recall was initiated after a random test on a package of spinach by the WSDA revealed Salmonella contamination. These bagged salads were sold in various retail supermarkets across the nation and in Puerto Rico. The recalls affects bagged salads that were distributed under the brands names Fresh Selections, HEB, Marketside and Taylor Farms. This recall includes salads that feature Romaine lettuce, spring mix, spinach and various green mixes. No other products from Taylor Farms are included in this recall.
Neither the FDA nor the WSDA nor Taylor Farms has received reports of illness in relation to this recall. Consumers are being urged to discard these items immediately and not consume them. Individuals that consume products contaminated with Salmonella may experience symptoms such as fever, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal pain.
As a Bellingham personal injury lawyer, I’ve seen similar recalls in the past and understand the ramifications they can have on the lives of those affected. If you’ve been injured through the consumption of a defective food product, it may be in your best interests to consult an experienced personal injury lawyer.