BrightFarms today initiated a voluntary recall of packaged salad greens produced in its Rochelle, IL (Ogle County) greenhouse farm sold in Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa and Indiana because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
The affected BrightFarms-branded products were sold by the following retailers:
- Illinois: Mariano's Fresh Markets, Walmart (select stores), Strack Van Till, Sullivan's Foods, Caputo's, Jewel-Osco
- Wisconsin: Pick 'n Save, Metro Market, Copps, Tadych's, Walmart (select stores)
- Iowa: Walmart (select stores)
- Indiana: Strack Van Till
Additional retailers may be affected.
The recall includes the below salad products packaged in clear, plastic clamshells with "best by" dates through 7/29/2021:
- BrightFarms NutrigreensTM (3 oz. package)
- BrightFarms Butter Crisp TM (4 oz. Package)
- BrightFarms Harvest Crunch ® (4 oz. package)
- BrightFarms Mighty Romaine TM (4 oz. and 8 oz. package)
- BrightFarms 50/50 Spring & Spinach (4 oz. package)
- BrightFarms Spring Crunch (4 oz. package)
- BrightFarms Spring Mix (4 oz. and 8 oz. package)
- BrightFarms Sunny Crunch ® (4 oz. and 8 oz. package)
The recall is limited to these specific products grown at the company's Rochelle, Illinois indoor farm. BrightFarms products from other BrightFarms greenhouses are not affected.
BrightFarms is taking this action out of an abundance of caution after being notified of illnesses among eight consumers, some of whom purchased or consumed the above products during the month of June.
Affected retailers have been instructed to remove all affected products from store shelves.
BrightFarms is committed to providing wholesome products, and the health and safety of consumers is the company's number one priority. In addition to today's voluntary recall, the company has already begun taking steps to enhance their already rigorous food safety protocols, including testing all products produced in its Rochelle facility for exposure to Salmonella prior to distribution.