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Hy-Vee Lettuce Possibly Contaminated With Listeria is Voluntarily Recalled

Some bagged Hy-Vee brand lettuce has been voluntarily recalled after potential contamination with listeria.

Some bagged lettuce sold at in Marion may have been contaminated with listeria and is part of a national voluntary recall.

A Marion Hy-Vee manager, Bill Kulhavy, told Marion Patch the recalled lettuce has been removed from the shelves. He said customers who bought the lettuce can bring it back to the store.

Affected lettuce includes Hy-Vee brand bagged lettuce with best buy dates between May 12 and May 22, of the following varieties:

Cole Slaw, 16oz bag, UPC# 75450-12051
European Blend, 12oz bag, UPC #75450-12049
American Blend, 12oz bag, UPC #75450-12047
Garden Supreme, 12oz bag, UPC #75450-12046
Garden Salad, 16oz bag, UPC #75450-12052
Garden Salad, 48oz bag, UPC #75450-12065
Italian Blend, 10oz bag, UPC #75450-12048
Shredded Lettuce, 8oz bag, UPC #75450-12053
Caesar Salad Kit, 10oz bag, UPC #75450-12050
Chopped Romaine, 10oz bag, UPC #75450-12055
Romaine Garden Blend, 12oz bag, UPC #75450-12058

The lettuce recall is part of a national voluntary recall by River Ranch Fresh Foods, which packages lettuce under the brand names River Ranch, Farm Stand, Hy-Vee, Marketside, Shurfresh, and The Farmer’s Market.

River Ranch told CBS News no illnesses have been reported and CBS said the contamination was discovered during random sampling.

Listeria is generally not a lethal affliction, unless contracted by pregnant women, the very young, or the very old.

In Iowa City, some of the recalled lettuce was served in school lunches.

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