SOURCE: Ready Pac

September 15, 2006 23:48 ET

Ready Pac Issues Precautionary Recall on One Item Made by Co-Packer

One Pound Organic Spring Mix With Spinach in a Clamshell Was in Limited Distribution at Costco in Texas and Arizona Only

IRWINDALE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 15, 2006 -- As a precautionary measure in response to the recent warning issued by the FDA regarding fresh bagged spinach, Ready Pac is voluntarily recalling one of its salad items. The item being recalled is the Ready Pac Organic Spring Mix in the one pound plastic clamshell size with a "Use By" date of on or before October 1st. Importantly, this item has been available in limited distribution only at Costco stores and only in Texas and Arizona.

Today, Ready Pac was notified by the company that produces this item that it is voluntarily recalling all of the products it produces that contain spinach. This recall by the producer, Natural Selections, includes the one pound Ready Pac Organic Spring Mix and is the only Ready Pac product impacted. If you have purchased this product, please return it to Costco for a full refund or if you choose, destroy it and contact Ready Pac for a refund.

Yesterday, Ready Pac suspended shipments of its spinach-based items, as a further precautionary measure following the FDA notification.

For more than 35 years, the proud associates of Ready Pac have earned an outstanding reputation for quality and are committed to producing exceptionally healthy and fresh products. We appreciate the public's understanding and trust during this situation. Consumers can check for updates from Ready Pac at its website at www.readypac.com. Consumers can also visit the FDA's website for further information at www.fda.gov

California-based Ready Pac is a premier processor of fresh-cut produce. With processing facilities across the U.S., Ready Pac's award-winning salads, fresh-cut fruit and convenience vegetables are distributed in supermarkets and restaurant chains across North America. For more information, visit www.readypac.com.

Contact Information

  • Ready Pac Contact:
    Steve Dickstein
    Vice President, Marketing
    1-800-800-4088 ext. 9831