Giant Eagle recalling bagged salad

TOLEDO, OH (TOLEDO NEWS NOW) - Giant Eagle is recalling bags of their "The Farmers Market" brand bagged salad.

The company that provides the salad, River Ranch Fresh Foods LLC of Salinas, California, voluntarily recalled their product due to a possible Listeria contamination following random testing from the Food & Drug Administration.

Listeria has been known to cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, the elderly, and others with weakened immune systems. Symptoms may include a high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Pregnant women who are infected can suffer miscarriages and stillbirths.

Giant Eagle's recall is in part of a the River Fresh company's nationwide recall of salads in various sizes and packaged under the brand names of River Ranch, Farm Stand, Hy-Vee, Marketside, Shurfresh, as well as The Farmer's Market. Foodservice salad products are also under this recall and were distributed nationwide under various sizes and packaged under the brand names of River Ranch, Cross Valley, Fresh n Easy, Promark, and Sysco.

The recalled salads have"Best By" dates of May 12, 2012 through May 22, 2012.

There have been NO reported illnesses associated with the recall.

People who have purchased the product should not consume it and are told to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Anyone with questions can contact the River Ranch customer service center, at 1-800-762-7708.

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