Seattle firm recalls salad products

SATURDAY, SEPT. 23, 2006

SEATTLE – S.T. Produce on Friday launched a voluntary recall in the Northwest of salad products that may contain spinach linked to the national E. coli outbreak.

Spinach used in the recalled products may have been supplied by Natural Selections Foods LLC of San Juan Bautista, Calif. Last week, Natural Selection Foods recalled all its spinach and spinach-containing products.

S.T. Produce is the third company to recall salad products that may have included Natural Selection spinach. The others are River Ranch Fresh Foods of Salinas, Calif., and RLB Food Distributors of West Caldwell, N.J.

At issue in the Seattle-based processing company’s recall are products with a use-by date of Aug. 22 through Sept. 20. The items were distributed to retail stores and delis in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana.

The products and brands are:

•NWG Spinach Salad (5 oz.); NWG Tabouli & Goat Cheese Salad (10 oz.).

•Spinach Salad, QFC (5 oz.); Tabouli & Goat Cheese Salad, QFC (10 oz.).

•Charlie’s Spinach Salad (5 oz.); Charlie’s Tabouli & Goat Cheese Salad (10 oz.); Larry’s Market Tabouli & Goat Cheese Salad (10 oz.); Charlie’s Seasonal Greens Salad (2.5 oz.); Charlie’s Seasonal Greens Salad (4 oz.); Charlie’s Baby Spinach Salad (6 oz.); Charlie’s Baby Spinach Salad (5oz).

•T/H Spring Mix Salad (5.5 oz.); T/H Mozzarella Spring Mix Salad (5.5 oz.); T/H Baby Spinach Salad (5.5 oz.).

•Walnut and Blue Cheese Salad w/ Grilled Chicken Breast (6.5 oz.); Caesar Bowtie Noodle Salad Kit with Grilled Chicken Breast (6.9 lbs).

Consumers who have purchased those products were urged to return them to the place of purchase for full refund. Customers with questions may contact the company through Bill Bagley, food safety director, at (206) 625-1412 during weekday business hours.


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