Fresh Express sweet hearts romaine lettuce and sweet butter lettuce test positive for Listeria monocytogenes

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) advised consumers not to eat Fresh Express Sweet Hearts Romaine Lettuce Sweet Butter Lettuce due to Listeria monocytogenes. A sample of product collected as part of routine sampling in December and analyzed by MDARD has tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes. The product is packaged in a 9 oz. clear plastic bag with a green and red label with white lettering and has a use-by date and lot code of "DEC 08 Z324B05A 16:04 07; Product of USA" located on the upper right corner of the front of the bag. Currently, no cases of illness have been associated with this product in Michigan. @,4610,7-125--574207--,00.html


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