Food inspectors in New York and Florida detected Salmonella in leafy greens from Satur Farms of Cutchogue, New York. This prompted the company to recall consumer and foodservice packages of baby spinach and mesclun.
Satur Farms distributed the leafy greens to retailers in New York and Florida, according to a recall notice on the Food and Drug Administration website. “The voluntary recall is being initiated following routine sampling by Florida Department of Agriculture and New York State Department of Agriculture and markets. Consumers who have purchase Satur Farms products with these lot numbers are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.”
Operators of Satur Farms are requesting all of the company’s consignees, including wholesalers and retailers, to hold and discontinue selling existing stock of the recalled products.
The retail products for direct sale to consumers are packed in plastic clamshell containers under the Satur Farms brand name weighing 5 ounces, 10 ounces, and 16 ounces.
Products subject to the recall have the following lot numbers:
- Spinach Lot #18494
- Spinach Lot #18513
- Mesclun Lot #18520
Foodsafetynews.com reports that Satur Farms officials are asking their customers to call for instructions regarding returning or destroying any remaining inventories of the recalled products.