Fresh Express Recalls Salad Products in 19 States

Possible listeria contamination has been linked to 10 illnesses, 10 hospitalizations and one death.

December 23, 2021


ORLANDO, Fla.—Fresh Express is recalling certain varieties of its branded and private-label salad products due to possible listeria contamination, according to a news release. The source of the possible contamination is its Streamwood, Illinois, facility.

The items are being recalled in 19 U.S. states, as well as Ontario and Manitoba, Canada. The states that received the recalled products were Connecticut, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Wisconsin.

Fresh Express released a full list of recalled products. The recall includes all use-by dates of fresh salad items with product codes Z324 through Z350.

The recall was triggered when the Michigan Department of Agriculture received a positive result for Listeria monocytogenes in a random sample test of a single package of Fresh Express 9 oz. Sweet Hearts salad mix with a use-by date of Dec. 8, 2021, manufactured at the Fresh Express Streamwood facility. 

According to the Food and Drug Administration, the outbreak so far has been linked to 10 illnesses, 10 hospitalizations and one death, reports USA Today.

Consumers are advised to throw out any products affected by the recall. Shoppers can get a refund or learn more by calling Fresh Express' consumer response center at (800) 242-5472, or at the retailer where the product was purchased.