As of July 16, 2021, nine people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Typhimurium have been reported from two states – Illinois and Wisconsin. Illnesses started on dates ranging from June 10, 2021, to June 15, 2021.
Sick people range in age from 19 to 61 years, with a median age of 44, and 56% are female. One person was hospitalized, and no deaths have been reported.
BrightFarms initiated a voluntary recall of packaged salad greens produced in its Rochelle, Illinois (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)
|BrightFarms NutrigreensTM||3 oz. package||5706200458|
|BrightFarms Butter Crisp TM||4 oz. package||5706200484|
|BrightFarms Harvest Crunch ®||4 oz. package||5706200486|
|BrightFarms Mighty Romaine TM||4 oz. package
8 oz. package
|BrightFarms 50/50 Spring & Spinach||4 oz. package||5706200440|
|BrightFarms Spring Crunch||4 oz. package||5706200470|
|BrightFarms Lakeside CrunchTM||4 oz. package||5706200470|
|BrightFarms Spring Mix||4 oz. package
8 oz. package
|4 oz: 5706200441
8 oz: 5706200451
|BrightFarms Sunny Crunch ®||4 oz. package
8 oz. package
|4 oz: 5706200460
8 oz: 5706200485
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.
Affected retailers have been instructed to remove all affected products from store shelves.
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If you or a family member became ill with a Salmonella infection, including Reactive Arthritis or Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), after consuming food and you’re interested in pursuing a legal claim, contact the Marler Clark Salmonella attorneys for a free case evaluation.