Do not eat, sell, or serve recalled BrightFarms Packaged Salad Greens produced in IL facility
The FDA, along with CDC and state and local partners, is investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium infections linked to the consumption of BrightFarms packaged salad greens produced in the firm’s Rochelle, IL facility.
On July 15, 2021, BrightFarms recalled packaged salad greens produced in its Rochelle, Illinois (Ogle County) greenhouse farm because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Recalled products were sold in Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, and Indiana.
FDA continues to work with BrightFarms to determine if there are additional products or “Best By” dates that could have been affected. Additional information will be provided as it becomes available.
Consumers, restaurants, and retailers should not eat, sell, or serve recalled BrightFarms packaged salad greens produced in Rochelle, IL. The salads are packaged in a plastic clamshell container labeled as “fresh from Rochelle, IL.” According to the firm, these products were distributed in Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, and Indiana.
Consumers, restaurants, retailers, and distributors should check their refrigerators and throw away any of the products identified above.
If you purchased or used these products, you should use extra vigilance in cleaning and sanitizing any surfaces that may have come in contact with the product, to reduce the risk of cross contamination.
FDA recommends that anyone who has symptoms of salmonellosis contact their healthcare provider.
Total Illnesses: 9
Last Illness Onset: June 15, 2021
States with Cases: IL (5), WI (4)
Product Distribution*: IL, WI, IA, IN
*Distribution has been confirmed for states listed, but product could have been distributed further, reaching additional states