Produce Sold at Mariano's in Illinois Recalled for E. Coli Concerns

Produce sold in Mariano’s markets across Illinois and several stores in Wisconsin has been recalled over possible E. coli contamination.

BrightFarms has voluntarily recalled packaged produce sold in Roundy’s supermarkets over the potential presence of E. coli at its Rochelle, Illinois greenhouse farm.

“BrightFarms chose to take this action out of an abundance of caution after receiving routine lab results and discovering that certain product may have been compromised,” the company said in a statement. “Affected retailers have been instructed to remove all affected products from store shelves.”

The products were sold at Mariano’s Markets in Illinois and Metro Market and Pick ‘n Save stores in Wisconsin.

The recall includes salad products packaged in clear, plastic clamshells with “best by” dates between 10/24/2017 and 10/28/2017 and basil products with “best by” dates between 10/20/2017 and 10/24/2017.

• BrightFarms Baby Spinach (4 oz. and 8 oz. package)

• BrightFarms Spring Mix (4 oz. and 8 oz. package)

• BrightFarms Spinach Blend (4 oz. package)

• BrightFarms Baby Greens Blend (4 oz. and 8 oz. package)

• BrightFarms Baby Kale (3 oz. package)

• BrightFarms Baby Arugula (4 oz. package)

• BrightFarms Baby Romaine Mix (4 oz. package)

• BrightFarms Basil (.75 oz. and 2 oz. package)

• BrightFarms Thai Basil (.75 oz. package)

• BrightFarms Lemon Basil (.75 oz. package)

The recall is only for products grown at the company’s Rochelle, Illinois farm, the company said.

“The quality and safety of our local produce is BrightFarms’ top priority,” the company said in a statement. “We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause to our consumers and retail customers.”

Consumers who have purchased the affected products should discard them or return them to their place of purchase for a full refund, according to the recall. Anyone with questions can call (646) 480-5262 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. CT or email with the subject line: Recall.

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