Spinach, kale, basil, arugula, romaine recalled because of possible E. coli contamination

ROCHELLE, Illinois (Fox 32 News) - A company that supplies spinach, kale, arugula, romaine and basil to grocery stores in Illinois and Wisconsin is recalling hundreds of pounds of food because of possible E. coli contamination.

The BrightFarms recall is voluntary. The company said the products are sold at Mariano's Markets in Illinois and Metro Market and Pick 'n Save stores in Wisconsin.

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)

In a press release, the company said: "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."

Customers should throw away the greens or return them to their place of purchase for a full refund. You can also call (646) 480-5262 or email info@brightfarms.com with the subject line: Recall.

You can learn more at FDA.gov.

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