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Fresh Express Salad recall

Posted October 3

Fresh Express is recalling 480 cases of American Salad due to undeclared allergens including egg, milk, wheat and anchovy.

The products being recalled accidentally included a condiment packet of Caesar Salad dressing and the package is not labeled with the ingredients.

North Carolina is one of the states that may have received the recalled salads.

Recalled Product Details

Fresh Express American Salad - 11 oz. bag

Product Code of G264A12A and Use-By Date of October 5, located in the upper right hand corner on the front of the bag

UPC Code of 0 71279 241005 located on the reverse side of the bag by the bar code

Press Release

Orlando, Florida – Fresh Express Incorporated is voluntarily conducting a precautionary recall of 480 cases of 11 oz. Fresh Express American Salad with a Product Code of G264A12A and Use-By Date of October 5, due to possible exposure to undeclared allergens (egg, milk, wheat, anchovy). Fresh Express representatives are coordinating with retail stores to ensure removal of the recalled product from store shelves where distributed in primarily southern states.

No illnesses are reported. No other Fresh Express products are included in this recall.

The recall is necessitated by the possible mistaken inclusion of a small number of Caesar Salad condiment packets with undeclared allergens in a limited quantity of American Salads. Although the condiments are in a separate clear packet and labeled “Caesar,” the ingredient list for the condiments is not included on the package label and consumers will not be aware that allergens are present.

In order to safeguard the health and wellbeing of consumers, Fresh Express is voluntarily recalling all product that could possibly contain the incorrect condiment packet during this isolated incident. In some individuals the consumption of an undisclosed allergen could be life-threatening.

Fresh Express takes all matters of food safety very seriously, including the issue of allergens. Company procedures and programs stringently follow all mandated regulations and focus on preventive measures designed to minimize potential risks. Fresh Express is coordinating closely with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and is conducting a full investigation into this isolated event.

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.

Additional details can be found at fda.gov.

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  • sandyandevie Oct 3, 3:32 p.m.

    the recalls dont do you any good if you have already eaten the products. who buys salad and keeps it for awhile, it will go bad.

  • aidenaudric Oct 3, 2:17 p.m.

    Eggs, milk, wheat and anchovy are in Caesar Salads? Who knew?!

    Seriously, though - this company has had several recalls this year alone. Perhaps they need to focus on quality and reliability if they want people to continue buying their products.

    I'm perfectly happy switching back to making my own salads from scratch - bagged salad was something I used out of convenience... but I think it's just laziness. Fresh salads taste so much better!

    Hasta la Vista!