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Bagged salad recalled for possible salmonella contamination

By Jane Weaver

More than 3,000 cases of bagged lettuce and spinach blends were recalled by Taylor Farms Retail due to worries about possible samonella contamination. The precautionary move followed a random test on a package of spinach by the State of Washington Department of Agriculture, the Salinas, Calif., company said Wednesday.

There have been no reported illnesses linked to the recalled products.

The bagged salad products include those with "best by" dates ranging from Oct. 18 to 21. They were marketed under the brand names Fresh Selections, HEB, Marketside and Taylor Farms and included bags of Romaine Blend, Asian Salad, Caesar Salad and Spring Mix items.

The products were distributed in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Kentucky, Missouri, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, Washington and Puerto Rico and sold in various retail supermarkets.

Consumers who have purchased the bagged salads are urged not to eat them and to discard them. Taylor Farms Retail can be contacted for further information at 1-877-323-7374. For a complete list of the recalled items, visit the FDA website.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.