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August 29, 2000

'Real Bacon Crumbles' Iceberg Lover’s Iceberg Salad Recalled

Fresh salad recalledSalinas, CA (SafetyAlerts) - Fresh Express has announced that the company is voluntarily recalling its Real Bacon Crumbles Iceberg Lover’s Iceberg Salad with a best if used by date of September 10, 2000 or earlier, due to the possibility that small pieces of plastic may be found in some of the bacon packets. The bacon crumbles are contained in a separate plastic packet. These packets are purchased by Fresh Express from an independent supplier and inserted into the salad, according to Fresh Express President and COO Mark Drever.

The recall applies to 12-ounce Real Bacon Crumbles Iceberg Lover’s Iceberg Salad with a best if used by date of September 10, 2000 or earlier. No other salads are affected.  This best if use by date is located on the top right corner on the front of the salad package. The products were distributed to retail grocery stores nationwide. No injuries or complaints have been reported as a result of this situation, and no other Fresh Express products are affected by this action.

Consumers who may have purchased any Real Bacon Crumbles Iceberg Lover’s Iceberg Salad with a best if used by date of September 10th or earlier should not consume them. Fresh Express advises any consumers who may have this product at home to return it to their local retailer or discard it immediately. Consumers may obtain a full refund by returning the product to their local retailer or by calling (800) 242-5472 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. PST. Consumers with questions can also call this number.

Fresh Express has notified its supplier of the bacon packets about the problem and has ceased using product from this supplier until the problem has been resolved. "Fresh Express is taking every precaution possible to protect the health and well being of our consumers, and we will work diligently with our supplier until this issue is resolved" said Drever.

Notice of this product warning was sent via email to SafeMail subscribers August 29, 2000.

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