Salad Kits Recalled Over Listeria Concerns In The Midwest

If you have salad kits made by Revolution Farms in your house, they may have been voluntarily recalled by the company after concerns about possible Listeria contamination. Although no illnesses have been reported related to its consumption yet, Revolution Farms of Caledonia, Michigan, issued a voluntary recall of several products that were packaged between March 3 and March 11 after the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development received a positive result for Listeria monocytogenes. 

The positive sample test was conducted on a five-ounce Revolution Farms Green Sweet Crisp package. According to the U.S. Food and & Drug Administration (FDA), Listeria monocytogenes can cause healthy people and those with weakened immune systems to become sick with symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. For pregnant women, a Listeria infection can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths. Those most at risk of severe reactions, even fatal, are children, frail or elderly people, and people with specific existing health issues.

Recalled salad kit details

This type of foodborne bacterial illness can contaminate vegetables and salad through its soil or water, per the Illinois Department of Public Health. It can also be the result of the manure that was used to fertilize the dirt. The salad kits that have been recalled were sold in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, and Wisconsin. Some of the possibly affected kits are the Farmer's Mix, Whole Leaf Romaine, Green Sweet Crisp, Michigan Sweet Mix, and several others. A complete listing, including the product name, packing type, product code, and UPC code can be found on the FDA's website

Instructions have been given to retailers who have the listed recalled products to stop selling them immediately. Customers who bought the recalled items can either toss them out or return them to where they purchased them for a refund. If you have questions about the contaminated items you can call the President of Revolution Farms, Trent Hartwig, at 616-893-1748 or email with the subject line: "Recall." Anyone that thinks they may have become ill after eating something that has Listeria monocytogenes, including different types of lettuce, should seek medical help.