4 Safeway brand bagged salad mixes recalled
November 18, 2011
Steamboat Springs — Safeway is recalling four of its Safeway Farms bagged salad mixes because of possible E. coli contamination, according to a news release out of its Denver office. The recalled items have been pulled from store shelves, and no illnesses have been reported, according to the release.
The following recalled products were sold from Nov. 7 to 16:
• Safeway Farms Caesar Romaine, 10 ounce. Lot No. IR501788. UPC code 0-21130-98350-6.
• Safeway Farms Hearts of Romaine, 9 ounce. Lot No. IR501789. UPC code 0-21130-98358-2.
• Safeway Farms Supreme Caesar Complete Kit, 10 ounce. Lot No. IR501785. UPC code 0-21130-33677-7.
• Safeway Farms Southwestern Ranch Complete Kit,10.25 ounce. Lot No. IR501786. UPC code 0-21130-33679-1.
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The recall was initiated after a random sample by the Food and Drug Administration tested positive for E. coli, according to the release.
Recalled products should not be consumed and can be returned to the place of purchase for a refund.
E. coli is a potentially deadly bacteria that can cause bloody diarrhea, dehydration and, in the most severe cases, kidney failure. The very young, seniors and people with weakened immune systems are the most susceptible to food-borne illnesses, according to the release.
Safeway officials confirmed Friday that the recalled products were sold in Steamboat.
Customers with questions about the recall should call Ready Pac Consumer Affairs at 1-800-800-7822 or Safeway at 1-800-723-3929.