Before you place that beautiful bowl of salad on your Christmas dinner table, you might want to make sure that what you're getting ready to serve your family and guests isn't contaminated.

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Unfortunately, at least one person has lost their life after eating a contaminated salad product and the issue is serious enough that a massive recall of packaged salad products has been issued.

Who Is Recalled Packaged Salads?

A massive recall has been issued by Fresh Express. The company is recalling not only its branded salad products but also its private label products. All of the recalled products were manufactured in the company's Streamwood, Illinois facility and in total, the recall involves over 200 packaged salad products.

Why Are the Packaged Salads Being Recalled?

The recall has been issued over concerns that the products could be contaminated with listeria.

Has Anyone Gotten Sick or Died From the Salad Recall?

Yes. Ten people became sick enough that they needed hospitalization and sadly, one person has died.

What Products Are Being Recalled?

Fresh Express is recalling over 200 products. The recall includes all Use-By Dates of fresh salad items with product codes Z324 through Z350.  You can find the product code on the package below the Use-By Date. If, after looking through the lengthy list below, you discover that you have one or more of the items being recalled, you are asked to immediately throw it away. Do not eat it, serve it, or sell it!

Bowl & Basket Baby Spinach 16oz 
Bowl & Basket Spring Mix 16oz 
Fresh Express 50/50 Mix 10oz 
Fresh Express 50/50 Mix 5oz 
Fresh Express 5-Lettuce Mix 6oz 
Fresh Express American 11 oz 
Fresh Express America's Fresh 3 Color Deli Cole Slaw 14 oz 
Fresh Express America's Fresh 3 Color Deli Cole Slaw 24 oz 
Fresh Express America's Fresh Old Fashioned Cole Slaw 14oz 
Fresh Express Baby Kale Mix 5 oz 
Fresh Express Baby Spinach 10 oz 
Fresh Express Baby Spinach 20 oz 
Fresh Express Baby Spinach 5 oz 
Fresh Express Caesar Chopped Kit 9.4 oz 
Fresh Express Chopped Kit Asian 12.3 oz 
Fresh Express Chopped Kit Avocado Ranch 12.8 oz 
Fresh Express Chopped Kit Bacon Thousand Island 9.4 oz 
Fresh Express Chopped Kit Bacon&Bleu 10.8 oz 
Fresh Express Chopped Kit Chipotle Cheddar 11.4 oz 
Fresh Express Chopped Kit Pomegranate 10.3oz 
Fresh Express Chopped Kit Poppyseed 11.7oz 
Fresh Express Chopped Kit Southwest 11.5 oz 
Fresh Express Chopped Kit Sunflower Crisp 11.1oz 
Fresh Express Chopped Kit Sweet Kale 10.9oz 
Fresh Express Chopped Kit Thai 'N" Cashews 11.7 oz 
Fresh Express Chopped Romaine Club Size! 32oz 
Fresh Express Fancy Greens 7 oz 
Fresh Express Farmer's Garden 9 oz 
Fresh Express Garden Jardin Shreds Iceberg 8 oz 
Fresh Express Garden Shreds Green Leaf 4.5oz 
Fresh Express Garden Shreds Iceberg  
Fresh Express Garden Shreds Iceberg 14oz 
Fresh Express Gourmet Café Creative Classics Chicken Caesar 5.75 oz 
Fresh Express Gourmet Cafe Santa Fe Greek 5.23 oz 
Fresh Express Green & Crisp 11oz 
Fresh Express Hearts of Romaine 18oz  
Fresh Express Hearts of Romaine 9oz 
Fresh Express Iceberg Garden - Jardin Iceberg 12 oz 
Fresh Express Iceberg Garden - Jardin Iceberg 24 oz 
Fresh Express Iceberg Garden - Lechuga Repollo 12 oz 
Fresh Express Iceberg Garden - Lechuga Repollo 24 oz 
Fresh Express Iceberg Garden - Lechuga Repollo 3 lb 
Fresh Express Italian 9oz 
Fresh Express Kit Bacon Caesar 10.3 oz 
Fresh Express Kit Caesar - Cesar 9.8 oz 
Fresh Express Kit Caesar Family Size 19.5 oz 
Fresh Express Kit Caesar Lite 9.8oz 
Fresh Express Kit Caesar Supreme 10.5oz 
Fresh Express Kit Italian Balsamic 10.5oz 
Fresh Express Kit Parisienne Supreme 16 oz 
Fresh Express Kit Pear Gorgonzola 6.7oz 
Fresh Express Kit Spinach & Bacon 10.2oz 
Fresh Express Kit Spinach & Bacon 7.7oz 
Fresh Express Leafy Green Romaine 9oz 
Fresh Express Lettuce Trio - Lechuga Trio 9oz 
Fresh Express Organic Baby Arugula 5oz 
Fresh Express Organic Baby Kale 5oz 
Fresh Express Organic Baby Romaine 5oz 
Fresh Express Organic Baby Spinach 10oz 
Fresh Express Organic Baby Spinach 16oz 
Fresh Express Organic Baby Spinach 5oz 
Fresh Express Organic Salad Kit Classic Caesar 9.8oz 
Fresh Express Organic Salad Kit Sweet Dijon Onion 7.6 oz 
Fresh Express Organic Salad Mix 50/50 Mix 16oz 
Fresh Express Organic Salad Mix 50/50 Mix 5oz  
Fresh Express Organic Salad Mix Baby Sweet Lettuce 5oz 
Fresh Express Organic Salad Mix Fresh Herb Mix 5oz 
Fresh Express Organic Salad Mix Spring Mix 10oz 
Fresh Express Organic Salad Mix Spring Mix 16oz 
Fresh Express Organic Salad Mix Spring Mix 5oz  
Fresh Express Organic Salad Mix Super Greens 5oz  
Fresh Express Premium Romaine - Lechuga Romana Especial 9oz 
Fresh Express Premium Slaw Salad Kit - Asian Avocado 9.7 oz  
Fresh Express Premium Slaw Salad Kit - Honey Pecan 9.3oz 
Fresh Express Shreds Iceberg 8 oz  
Fresh Express Spinach & Arugula 5oz 
Fresh Express Spinach 16oz 
Fresh Express Spinach 8oz 
Fresh Express Spring Mix 10oz  
Fresh Express Spring Mix 5oz  
Fresh Express Sweet & Crunchy 5oz  
Fresh Express Sweet Butter 6oz  
Fresh Express Sweet Hearts 9oz  
Fresh Express Twisted Caesar Chopped Salad Kit Asian Caesar 9.6 oz 
Fresh Express Twisted Caesar Chopped Salad Kit Asian Caesar 9.6oz 
Fresh Express Twisted Caesar Chopped Salad Kit Avocado Caesar 9.7 oz 
Fresh Express Twisted Caesar Chopped Salad Kit Caesar 9.4oz 
Fresh Express Twisted Caesar Chopped Salad Kit Greek Caesar 9.3oz 
Fresh Express Veggie Lover’s 11 oz  
Fresh Express Veggie Lover’s 11oz  
Fresh Express Veggie Spring Mix 7oz  
Giant Eagle American 11 oz 
Giant Eagle American 24 oz  
Giant Eagle Angel Hair Slaw 10 oz 
Giant Eagle Avocado Chopped Kit 7oz 
Giant Eagle Baby Spinach 10 oz  
Giant Eagle Baby Spinach 5 oz 
Giant Eagle Bacon Caesar 10.3 oz 
Giant Eagle Caesar Supreme 10.5 oz  
Giant Eagle Caesarlite Salad 9.8 oz 
Giant Eagle Chopped Asian Style 12 oz 
Giant Eagle Chopped Avocado Ranch Salad Kit 12.8 oz 
Giant Eagle Chopped Caesar 10.4 oz 
Giant Eagle Chopped Chipotle Cheddar 11.4 oz  
Giant Eagle Chopped Southwest Style 11.5 oz  
Giant Eagle Chopped Sunflower Crisp 11.1 oz  
Giant Eagle Chopped Sweet Kale 11.9 oz 
Giant Eagle Coleslaw 16 oz  
Giant Eagle Fancy Greens 7oz  
Giant Eagle Garden Salad 12 oz  
Giant Eagle Hearts of Romaine 9 oz  
Giant Eagle Italian 9 oz 
Giant Eagle Juicing Greens 11 oz 
Giant Eagle Leafy Romaine 9 oz 
Giant Eagle Pomegranate Chopped Kit 10.3 oz  
Giant Eagle Romaine Garden Salad 12 oz  
Giant Eagle Shredded Lettuce 16 oz  
Giant Eagle Shredded Lettuce 8 oz  
Giant Eagle Spinach 16 oz  
Giant Eagle Spinach 8 oz  
Giant Eagle Spring Mix + Spinach 5 oz  
Giant Eagle Spring Mix 5 oz  
Giant Eagle Sweet & Crunchy 5 oz 
Giant Eagle Sweet Butter 6 oz  
Giant Eagle Sweet Hearts 9 oz  
Giant Eagle Veggie Lovers 11 oz  
Little Salad Bar Asian Chopped Salad Kit 12.3  
Little Salad Bar Avocado Ranch Chopped Salad Kit 13.2 oz  
Little Salad Bar Caesar Chopped Salad Kit 10.5oz  
Little Salad Bar Caesar Salad Kit 10.5 oz  
Little Salad Bar Chef Salad 6.2oz 
Little Salad Bar Chicken Caesar Salad 8.75oz 
Little Salad Bar Classic Coleslaw 14oz 
Little Salad Bar Cranberry Walnut Salad 4.5oz 
Little Salad Bar Garden Salad 12oz 
Little Salad Bar Italian Salad 9oz 
Little Salad Bar Santa Fe Style Salad 7oz 
Little Salad Bar Southwest Chopped Salad Kit 12 oz 
Little Salad Bar Spinach 8 oz  
Little Salad Bar Spring Mix 5 oz  
Little Salad Bar Sunflower Chopped Salad Kit 11.3 oz 
Little Salad Bar Sweet Butter 6 oz 
Little Salad Bar Sweet Kale Chopped Salad Kit 12.2 oz  
Market District Ultimate Kale Caesar Salad Kit 8.5 oz  
Marketside Angel Hair Coleslaw 10oz 
Marketside Baby Greens Salad 6oz 
Marketside Baby Spinach 11oz  
Marketside Baby Spinach 6oz 
Marketside Bacon Caesar Salad Kit 14.6oz  
Marketside Butter Lettuce Salad 6oz 
Marketside Caesar Salad Kit 14.5oz 
Marketside Chopped Romaine Mix 9oz 
Marketside Chopped Salad Kit Asian 13.6oz  
Marketside Chopped Salad Kit Avocado Ranch 12.3oz  
Marketside Chopped Salad Kit Bacon Ranch Crunch 12.8oz  
Marketside Chopped Salad Kit Caesar 11.3oz 
Marketside Chopped Salad Kit Cherry Almond Gorgonzola 13.7oz 
Marketside Chopped Salad Kit Kale Pecan Cranberry 9.5oz 
Marketside Chopped Salad Kit Southwest 13.4oz  
Marketside Chopped Salad Kit Sunflower Bacon Crunch 13.8oz 
Marketside Classic Iceberg Salad 12oz  
Marketside Classic Iceberg Salad 24oz 
Marketside Crisp Greens 12oz  
Marketside Family Size Caesar Salad Kit 22.3oz 
Marketside Family Size Sunflower Bacon Crunch Chopped Salad Kit 22.3oz 
Marketside Fresh Spinach 10oz Z324 1 
Marketside Hearts of Romaine 10oz 
Marketside Leafy Romaine 9oz 
Marketside Organic Baby Arugula & Baby Spinach 5oz  
Marketside Organic Baby Arugula 5oz  
Marketside Organic Baby Spinach & Baby Kale Mix 5oz  
Marketside Organic Baby Spinach 16oz  
Marketside Organic Baby Spinach 5oz  
Marketside Organic Spinach & Spring Mix 16oz  
Marketside Organic Spinach & Spring Mix 5.5oz 
Marketside Organic Spring Mix 16oz  
Marketside Organic Spring Mix 5oz  
Marketside Premium Romaine Salad 18oz  
Marketside Premium Romaine Salad 9oz 
Marketside Shredded Iceberg Lettuce 16oz  
Marketside Shredded Iceberg Lettuce 8oz  
Marketside Spinach & Spring Mix 11oz 
Marketside Spring Mix 11oz  
Marketside Spring Mix 5oz 
Marketside Tri-Color Cole Slaw 16oz  
O Organics Organic Baby Arugula 16oz 
O Organics Organic Baby Arugula 5oz  
O Organics Organic Baby Kale 5oz  
O Organics Organic Baby Spinach 16oz  
O Organics Organic Baby Spinach 5oz  
O Organics Organic Half & Half Blend 16oz  
O Organics Organic Half & Half Blend 5oz  
O Organics Organic Spring Mix 16oz  
O Organics Organic Super Greens Blend 5oz  
O Organics Spring Mix 5oz  
Signature Farms 50 -50 Mix 5oz  
Signature Farms 50/50 Mix 10oz 
Signature Farms Baby Spinach 10oz  
Signature Farms Baby Spinach 5oz  
Signature Farms Baby Spring Mix 5oz  
Signature Farms Coleslaw 3 Color 14oz  
Signature Farms Garden Salad 12oz  
Signature Farms Green & Crisp 11oz  
Signature Farms Lettuce Shreds 8oz  
Signature Farms Premium Romaine 9oz  
Signature Farms Spinach 8oz  
Signature Farms Spring Mix 10oz 
Signature Farms Sweet & Crunchy 5oz  
Simply Nature Organic Baby Spinach & Arugula Mix 5oz  
Simply Nature Organic Baby Spinach 5oz  
Simply Nature Organic Chopped Kale 12oz 
Simply Nature Organic Mixed Greens 5oz 
Simply Nature Organic Spring Mix 16oz 
Weis Fresh From the Field 50-50 Salad Mix 5oz  
Weis Fresh From the Field Baby Spinach 5oz 
Weis Fresh From the Field Baby Sweet Lettuce 5oz  
Weis Fresh From the Field Spinach & Arugula 5oz  
Weis Fresh From the Field Spring Mix 5oz  
Wellsley Farms Organic 50-50 Mix 16oz 
Wellsley Farms Organic Arugula 5oz  
Wellsley Farms Organic Baby Spinach 16oz  
Wellsley Farms Organic Herb Mix 5oz  
Wellsley Farms Organic Lettuce Blend 16oz  
Wellsley Farms Organic Spring Mix 16oz  
Wellsley Farms Organic Super Greens 16oz

How Can I Get More Information on the Salad Recall?

You can call the Fresh Express Consumer Response Center at 1-800-242-5472  between 8:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. You can also take the product (s) back to where you bought them and you'll be given a full refund.

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