Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Possible Salmonella Contamination on Recalled Ready-to-Eat Salads

Food manufacturers should be cautious in processing ready-to-eat products as contamination presents a serious risk to their consumers. So, before releasing these products out in the market, they must make sure that it is safe and consumers need not to worry about poisoning or catching an illness in them.

Chiquita Brands International subsidiary, Fresh Express, has recently announced recalls of its ready-to-eat salads after one of their products tested positive for Salmonella in one of the random tests conducted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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The Romaine-based products have expiration dates between May 13 and16 and its product code has a letter “S” on it. The products were said to be distributed on the states of Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North and South Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

The company said that it is unlikely that anyone will still consume the salads because of its expiration date but they still want people to discard it immediately to avoid possible contamination.