The food recalls are piling up again. On the heels of recalls of organic alfalfa sprouts and Whole Foods baked goods and desserts, the third recall in a week has been announced by a Texas company that packages a range of fresh greens and herbs.
J&D Produce Inc. is recalling Little Bear-brand greens with pack dates of Nov. 30 or Dec. 6 after both its curly parsley in Quebec and its cilantro in Detroit tested positive for salmonella. They were sold to both retail stores and wholesalers in at least 18 U.S. states and Canadian provinces.
Eating food tainted with salmonella can cause diarrhea, fever, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. While most recover, some may be hospitalized or even die from the infections. The elderly, very young children and those with compromised immune systems are most at risk.
The products being recalled are listed below with their PLU or UPC numbers and the states and provinces to which they were were distributed. All greens were packed in red, white, and blue waxed cartons under the Little Bear brand. The individual bunches are banded, except for Diakon, using a rubber band or a twist tie identified by a flag tag that shows a little bear with a cowboy hat, a red handkerchief and a Texas flag. See Exhibit 1 showing Little Bear flag tags and bands. (Scroll to the bottom to see examples of the types of packaging used by Little Bear brands.)
For additional information, contact J&D Produce at email@example.com or by phone at 800-486-6054 or 956-380-0353.
The recalled products include:
|Product||PLU or UPC||Distributed to (States and Provinces)|
|Arugula||PLU 4884||Ontario, Rhode Island, Texas|
|Beets||PLU 4539||Illinois, New York, Ohio, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Quebec, Rhode Island, Texas, Wisconsin|
|Cilantro||PLU 4899||Colorado, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Quebec, Texas, Washington, Wisconsin|
|Collards||PLU 4614||Michigan, Ohio, Ontario, Quebec, Texas, Wisconsin|
|Curly Mustard||PLU 4616||Quebec, Texas|
|Curly Parsley||PLU 4899||Connecticut, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Quebec, Rhode Island, Texas, Washington, Wisconsin|
|Daikon||no PLU or UPC||New York, Ontario, Quebec, Texas|
|Dill||PLU 4891||Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Ontario, Quebec, Pennsylvania, Texas, Wisconsin|
|Golden Beets||PLU 3273||New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Texas|
|Green Kohlrabi||PLU 4628||Ohio, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Quebec, Wisconsin|
|Green Swiss Chard||PLU 4586||Illinois, New Jersey, New York, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Quebec, Rhode Island, Texas|
|Kale||PLU 4627||Illinois, Michigan, Montreal, New York, Ohio, Ontario, Quebec, Rhode Island, Texas, Toronto, Wisconsin|
|Methileaf||UPC 6 64781 10500 4||Ontario, Texas|
|Mint||PLU 4896||Illinois, Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania|
|Parsley||PLU 4901||Connecticut, Illinois, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Quebec, Washington|
|Rainbow Chard||UPC 6 64781 40610 1||Connecticut, Illinois|
|Red Swiss Chard||PLU 4587||Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, Ontario, Quebec, Rhode Island, Texas|
|Texas Mustard Greens||PLU 4618||Oklahoma, Texas|
|Turnips with Tops||PLU 4810||Michigan, Texas|
|Turnip Tops||PLU 4619||Texas|
See the image below for examples of Little Bear produce packaging, or view more examples.
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