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Brightfarms recalls spinach, salad kits for listeria concerns as a result of supplier Element Farms of Morris County’s recall

BrightFarms has issued a voluntary recall of spinach grown by its supplier Element Farms in their Pompton Plains, Morris County farm and distributed under the BrightFarms brand because the spinach has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Due to potential cross-contamination, BrightFarms is also issuing a voluntary recall of a limited quantity of four salad kit products from its Selinsgrove, PA facility.

Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriage and stillbirths among pregnant women.

The recalled products were distributed to retailers in seven states including Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia.

The products come in 4-oz, clear, plastic containers. Information about the “best by” date, UPC, and facility code can be found at the bottom of the package.

Product Ounce UPC
Best-By Date
BrightFarms Baby Spinach 3.5oz 8-57062-00492-3 PEN8 1/11/2024,
BrightFarms Mediterranean
Crunch Kit
6.35oz 8-50051-82501-1 PEN4 1/15/2024,
BrightFarms Chickpea Caesar
Crunch Kit
6.50oz 8-57062-00415-2 PEN4 1/15/2024,
BrightFarms Bacon Ranch
Crunch Kit
6.70oz 8-57062-00416-9 PEN4 1/15/2024
BrightFarms Southwest
5.85oz 8-50051-82500-4 PEN4 1/15/2024


No illnesses have been reported to date.

The recall of spinach was initiated after routine sampling conducted by Element Farms yielded a positive result for Listeria monocytogenes. Due to potential cross-contamination at BrightFarms’s Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania facility, BrightFarms is also recalling a limited quantity of four select salad kit products. No positive test results or reported illness have been received on those products, to date.

As a result of today’s recall, the company has temporarily suspended distribution of Element Farms grown spinach.

Retailers have been instructed to remove all recalled products from store shelves. Consumers who have purchased the affected products should not consume the products and discard them or present a photo of the product or receipt to their place of purchase for a full refund and then discard.

Consumers with questions are encouraged to call 1-866-857-8745 between 8:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. EDT or email with the subject line: Recall.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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