Calif. company issues lettuce recall over listeria

SALINAS, Calif. (AP) -October 14, 2011

The lettuce was sold under the store brand names Hy-Vee salads and Giant Eagle's "Farmers Market." The lettuce has a "best if sold by" date of Oct. 14.

River Ranch Fresh Foods of Salinas issued the recall after random tests indicated the presence of the listeria organism in bagged lettuce sold for the Giant Eagle chain. The company recalled all lettuce bagged on Sept. 27.

No illnesses have been reported.

Company president Bruce Knobeloch told The Associated Press that he is working with federal and state regulators to notify consumers. Consumers may contact the company at 1-800-762-7708.

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