Fresh Express Inc. Recalls Limited Quantity of Salad Kit Products - 4/11/23

Company Announcement Date: April 7, 2023
Product Type: Food & Beverages
Reason for Announcement: Listeria monocytogenes
Company Name: Fresh Express Incorporated
Brand Name: Fresh Express & Publix
Product Description: Salad Kits

Fresh Express Incorporated is voluntarily recalling a limited quantity of three varieties of already-expired branded and private label salad kit products produced at the company’s Morrow, Ga., facility out of an abundance of caution due to a possible health risk from Listeria monocytogenes. The recalled products are no longer available for sale and no illnesses have been reported to date.

Listeria monocytogenes can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. Consumers with these symptoms should consult their health care provider.

The recall was initiated when it was learned a random sample test of a single salad kit with a Use By Date of March 31, 2023, collected by the Georgia Department of Agriculture yielded a positive result for the Listeria pathogen.

Recalled salad items all carry Product Code GO75 and Use By Dates of March 31 or April 2, 2023, located on the front of the package. They were distributed through retailers in the states of Florida, Georgia, the Carolinas, and Virginia. Retailers have been instructed to ensure the recalled products are removed from all inventories. Consumers who might still have the recalled products in their refrigerators should discard and not consume them.

To obtain a refund or for more information, consumers may call the Fresh Express Consumer Response Center at 1-800-242-5472 8AM-7PM EST. Refunds are also available where purchased.

  • Brand: Fresh Express
    • Product: Caesar Chopped Kit (9.4oz)
    • UPC Code: 00071279309194
    • Product Code: G075
    • Use By Date: April 2, 2023
    • Distribution States: FL, GA, NC, SC
  • Brand: Fresh Express
    • Product: Chopped Kit Chipotle Cheddar (11.3oz)
    • UPC: 00071279306049
    • Product Code: G075
    • Use By Date: April 2, 2023
    • Distribution States: FL, GA, NC, SC, VA
  • Brand: Publix
    • Product: Makoto Honey Ginger Salad Kit (8.75oz)
    • UPC: 00071279309194
    • Product Code: G075
    • Use By Date: March 31, 2023
    • Distribution States: FL, GA, NC

Read more about this recall notice on the FDA website.


*We believe that none of the product being recalled were processed or offered through the national office
*We strongly encourage you to notify your agencies within one business day from receipt of this notice.
*ALL cased and uncased inventories, both at the member level and agency level, need to be checked. This product may have entered member and agency warehouses through salvage, local donations, TEFAP, local purchases, retail pickups, food drives, or other avenues.
*For additional local details, please contact the Health Department(s) for the area(s) your food bank serves.

About Feeding America Recall Notices

The Feeding America national office issues notifications of all national Class I and II recalls—those involving a health hazard situation in which there is reasonable probability that eating the food will cause health problems or death—and other recalls that may affect the safety of food supplied to network members.

The national office strongly encourages all member product solicitors, operations managers, and others involved in food and grocery distribution to regularly consult resources provided by the U.S. FDA and, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Additionally, members can often receive information on national, state, and local recalls by contacting their local health departments.


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