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lēf Farms Voluntarily Recalls “Spice” Packaged Salad Greens

lēf Farms of Loudon, New Hampshire, has announced a voluntary recall of a single lot of its “Spice” Packaged Salad Greens due to the potential contamination of Escherichia coli 0157:H7 (E. coli) bacteria. The affected product has a “best by” date of 5/5/23, lot number SP10723-1RGH1, and UPC 8 50439 00709 1.

E. coli is known to cause diarrheal illness, often with bloody stools. While most healthy adults can recover within a week, some individuals may develop Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS), a form of kidney failure that can lead to severe kidney damage or even death.

The recall concerns the 4-oz. lēf Farms “Spice” Packaged Salad Greens produced in the company’s Loudon greenhouse. No illnesses have been registered in association with the product to date.

The recall was initiated after the New Hampshire Department of Agriculture obtained a positive test result for E. coli 0157:H7 in a single package of the affected salad greens during standard testing. lēf Farms “Spice” is the only product impacted thus far.

Several retailers in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont have been impacted by the recall, including Hannaford and Market Basket. To address this, the company is taking proactive measures by conducting tests for E. coli 0157:H7 on all products produced in its New Hampshire facility before distribution.

Retailers have been ordered to remove all recalled products from store shelves. Consumers with questions about the recall can call 1-866-857-8745 between 8:00 am and 7:00 pm EDT or email info@lef-farms.com with the subject line “Recall.”

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