Taylor Farms Retail, Inc. of Salinas is initiating a precautionary recall of 110 cases of Taylor Farms Hearts of Romaine 10 oz. bags with an expiration date of 12-13-12. This product is being recalled out of an abundance of caution following a single random finished package test conducted by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product, however, until the isolate can be further characterized, it is not possible to say if there are any matching human cases.  No other Taylor Farms products or brands are included in this recall.

Listeria monocytogenes is an organism, which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

Details of the recalled product are as follows:


Item Description

UPC Number

Package Code

Best By


Taylor Farms

Hearts of Romaine, 10 oz. bag

0 30223 04032 3






The “Best By” Code Date for the recalled products can be located on the top/middle right portion of the front label.