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Chiquita''s Fresh Express Recalls Salad Packages

May 26, 2010

The Associated Press reports that Fresh Express, a subsidiary of Chiquita Brands International Inc., is recalling several types of ready-to-eat salads after salmonella was found in a package tested by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The products in question include lettuce mixes, Caesar salad and other salad kits, hearts of romaine and other items. The company said the FDA found a single package of the salad tested positive for salmonella. Fresh Express said it is voluntarily recalling Fresh Express salads and lettuce packages that contain romaine lettuce, have "use by" dates of May 13 through May 16 and an "S" in the product code and that were sold in 26 states: Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming.