BrightFarms, an Irvington, N.Y.-based salad greens growing company, has issued a voluntary recall of select spinach and salad kit products due to possible Listeria contamination, FDA announced. As of January 26, no illnesses have been reported.
The recall is limited to spinach grown by BrightFarms’ supplier Element Farms in its Pompton Plains, NJ farm and distributed under the BrightFarms name. A routine sampling conducted by Element Farms yielded a positive result for Listeria monocytogenes. Due to a potential cross-contamination at BrightFarms’s Selinsgrove, Penn.-based facility, the company also recalled a limited quantity of four select salad kit products.
As such, BrightFarms has temporarily suspended the distribution of Element Farms-grown spinach until it is satisfied that all issues have been fully corrected.
The products included in the recall are BrightFarms Baby Spinach in 3.5 ounces; BrightFarms Mediterranean Crunch Kit in 6.35 ounces; BrightFarms Chickpea Caesar Crunch Kit in 6.5 ounces; BrightFarms Bacon Ranch Crunch Kit in 6.7 ounces; and BrightFarms Southwest Chipotle in 5.8 ounces.
The recalled products were sold in seven states: Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia.