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Company recalls salad bowls after testing positive for listeria

Apio, Inc. is voluntarily recalling some of their salad bowls after a random sample tested positive for listeria, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

623890331_750x422The company, located in Guadalupe, California, is recalling several their different Eat Smart Single-Serve Salad Shake Ups. Among those recalled are:

Apio, Inc. of Guadalupe, California is voluntarily recalling five varieties of Eat Smart Single-Serve Salad Shake Ups with a “Best Before” date of Dec. 14 after a random sample tested positive for Listeria Monocytogenes.

The company said it is recalling all products produced on the same production line on the same day as that sample out of precaution.

The salads were distributed in Florida, Arizona, California, Colorado, Kansas, Iowa, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah, and Washington.

The salads affected are:

Eat Smart Single-Serve Salad Shake Ups – Asian Sesame – UPC 7 09351 30241 1, Lot 112 331
Eat Smart Single-Serve Salad Shake Ups – Avocado Ranch – UPC 7 09351 30177 3, Lot 112 331
Eat Smart Single-Serve Salad Shake Ups – Raspberry Acai – UPC 7 09351 30178 0, Lot 112 331
Eat Smart Single-Serve Salad Shake Ups – Sweet Kale – UPC 7 09351 30240 4, Lot 112 331
Eat Smart Single-Serve Salad Shake Ups – Tropical Lime – UPC 7 09351 30179 7, Lot 112 331
Eat Smart Single-Serve Salad Shake Ups – Avocado Ranch/Ranch ET Avocats – UPC 7 09351 30195 7, Lot 112 331
Eat Smart Single-Serve Salad Shake Ups – Raspberry Acai/Framboises ET Acai – UPC 7 09351 30196 4, Lot 112 331
Eat Smart Single-Serve Salad Shake Ups – Sweet Kale/Chou Frisé Doux – UPC 7 09351 30243 5, Lot 112 331

Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in children and those with weakened immune systems. Those who are healthy may experience short-term symptoms like fever, headache, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea.

People who bought the salad bowls are urged to throw them away or return them where they were bought. The FDA said consumers with questions should Apio’s toll-free number at 1-800-626-2746.

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