Citing fears of listeria contamination, State Garden Co. Inc. is recalling all of its salad products distributed to supermarkets throughout the East Coast.

State Garden recalls salads over listeria worries


In a Jan. 26 news release, the Boston-based fresh-cut processor said it was recalling all of its salads and blends produced in its plant on Jan. 4 which have trace back codes of 45693 and 45703.

State Garden officials said Rhode Island Department of Health authorities told them a sample of State Garden’s Northeast Spring Mix Salad tested positive for listeria monocytogenes in a Rhode Island store.

Distributed to retailers throughout the East Coast in varying sizes, State Garden packed the salads under these brand names: Gold Quality, Hannaford, Natures Place, Natures Promise, Roche Bros, Northeast Fresh, Noreast Fresh, Olivia’s Organics, Signature and Wegmans.

Products affected include baby conventional and organic arugula, baby spinach, baby romaine, spring mix and organic herb salad.

Traceback codes are typically found in the upper right corner of bag labels. The “best if used by” date should be no later than Jan. 15 for either code, State Garden officials said in a news release.

Products shipped under the two codes are the only products affected, they said.

Read a complete list of all recalled products here.

State Garden officials recommend consumers return purchased products to stores for refunds.

The fresh-cutter said it is working with the Food and Drug Administration and the Massachusetts Department of Health.