Recall issued for Mariano's produce over E. coli concerns

- A recall has been issued for packaged produce sold in Mariano's and other markets across Illinois and Wisconsin due to a possible E. coli contamination.

BrightFarms issued the voluntary recall this weekend because of a potential E. coli contamination at its greenhouse in Rochelle, Ill., according to a Chicago Tribune report. The affected products were sold at Mariano's Markets in Illinois and Metro Market and Pick 'n Save stores in Wisconsin

BrightFarms said in a recall notice: "BrightFarms chose to take this action out of an abundance of caution after receiving routine lab results and discovering that certain product may have been compromised. Affected retailers have been instructed to remove all affected products from store shelves."

The recall includes the below salad products packaged in clear, plastic clamshells with best by dates located on the label of the package: 10/24/2017, 10/25/2017, 10/26/2017, 10/27/2017.

  • BrightFarms Baby Spinach (4 oz. and 8 oz. package)
  • BrightFarms Spring Mix (4 oz. and 8 oz. package)
  • BrightFarms Spinach Blend (4 oz. package)
  • BrightFarms Baby Greens Blend (4 oz. and 8 oz. package)
  • BrightFarms Baby Kale (3 oz. package)
  • BrightFarms Baby Arugula (4 oz. package)
  • BrightFarms Baby Romaine Mix (4 oz. package)


Basil products, packaged in clear plastic clamshells with best by dates located on the label of the package: 10/24/2017, 10/25/2017, 10/26/2017, 10/27/2017.

  • BrightFarms Basil (.75 oz. and 2 oz. package)
  • BrightFarms Thai Basil (.75 oz. package)
  • BrightFarms Lemon Basil (.75 oz. package)

For the full recall notice, click here.

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