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Product Category:
food and drinks

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Explanation of reasons for recall

Potential Foodborne Illness – Listeria Monocytogenes

Company Name:
Bright Farm
Product Description:

Company Announcement

Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania (January 17, 2024) –– BrightFarms has issued a voluntary recall of spinach grown by its supplier, Element Farms, at Pompton Plains, N.J., and distributed under the BrightFarms brand due to the potential for spinach to be contaminated by Listeria. BrightFarms is also voluntarily recalling four salad kit products (shown below) from its Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, facility due to potential cross-contamination.

Listeria is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. While healthy people may only experience short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriage and stillbirth in pregnant women.

The recalled products were distributed to retailers in seven states: Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia.

Product is packaged in 4 oz clear plastic containers. Information about the “best before” date, UPC and facility code can be found on the bottom of the packaging. Images to help customers identify recalled products are provided at the end of this advisory.

product ounce unified product code
Best before date
BrightFarms Baby Spinach 3.5 ounces 8-57062-00492-3 Pen 8 January 11, 2024
January 13, 2024
January 18, 2024
January 20, 2024
mediterranean light farm
Crunch Kit
6.35 ounces 8-50051-82501-1 Pen 4 January 15, 2024
January 20, 2024
Bright Farms Chickpea Caesar
Crunch Kit
6.50 ounces 8-57062-00415-2 Pen 4 January 15, 2024
January 20, 2024
Bright Farm Bacon Ranch
Crunch Kit
6.70 ounces 8-57062-00416-9 Pen 4 January 15, 2024
Southwest Guangming Farm
5.85 ounces 8-50051-82500-4 Pen 4 January 15, 2024

No illnesses have been reported so far.

Element Farms initiates spinach recall after routine sampling tests positive Listeria. BrightFarms is also recalling limited quantities of four select salad kit products due to possible cross-contamination at BrightFarms’ facility in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania. To date, no positive test results or reports of illness have been received for these products.

As a result of today’s recall, the company has temporarily stopped selling spinach grown by Element Farms.

Retailers have been instructed to remove all recalled products from their shelves. Consumers who purchased the affected product should not consume and discard the product, nor should they present a photo or receipt of the product to the place of purchase for a full refund and then discard it.

Consumers with questions are encouraged to call 1-866-857-8745 between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time or email [email protected] with the subject line: Recall.


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