Produce Recalled Due to Potential Presence of Metal Pieces from Construction

Construction at a greenhouse farm may have resulted in packaged produce containing pieces of metal

Produce Recalled Due to Potential Presence of Metal Pieces from Construction
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May 23, 2017

BrightFarms has issued a recall of packaged produce due to the potential presence of metal pieces resulting from construction at a greenhouse farm.

The recall involves several salad and basil products, each packaged in clear, plastic clamshells. The salad products include the following best-by dates on their packaging: 5/22/17, 5/23/17, 5/24/17, 5/25/17, and 5/26/17. These products include:

  • BrightFarms Baby Spinach(four-ounce package)
  • BrightFarms Spring Mix(four-ounce and eight-ounce package)
  • BrightFarms Spinach Blend(four-ounce package)
  • BrightFarms Baby Kale(three-ounce package)
  • BrightFarms Arugula(four-ounce and eight-ounce package)
  • BrightFarms Mixed Greens(four-ounce package)
  • BrightFarms Baby Romaine(four-ounce and eight-ounce package)

The affected basil products have the following best-by dates: 5/18/17, 5/19/17, 5/20/17, 5/21/17, 5/22/17, and 5/23/17. The products include:

  • BrightFarms Basil(.75-ounce package)
  • BrightFarms Thai Basil(.75-ounce package)
  • BrightFarms Lemon Basil(.75-ounce package)

Only those products grown at the company's farm in Elkwood, Virginia, are affected.

These products were sold at the Giant Landover, Giant Carlisle, Peapod, and Martin's Food Markets in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, West Virginia, and Washington, D.C. They may also have been distributed through the Capital Area Food Bank.

Anyone who bought any of the affected produce products should either throw it away or take it back to the place of purchase for a full refund.

For more information, consumers can reach BrightFarms at (646) 480-5262.