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CORRECTION NOTICE: New Hampshire Laboratory Error Incorrectly Resulted in Recall of lēf Farms “Spice” Packaged Salad Greens: Recall Canceled Learn More.


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I thought lēf Farms was recalling product. What happened?

A: On May 11th, the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) announced that a laboratory error incorrectly caused last week’s recall announcement concerning lēf Farms “Spice” Packaged Salad Greens. The products from lēf Farms are safe and the recall has been canceled. 

How did this happen?

A: On May 5, 2023, NH state officials informed lēf Farms of a potential contamination of a specific lot of lēf Farms “Spice” Packaged Salad Greens with Escherichia coli O157. Upon being notified, lēf Farms voluntarily recalled the potentially affected products, prioritizing the health and safety of their customers. Approximately one week later, NH state officials informed lēf Farms that the state laboratory that tested the product made an error.  Subsequent whole genome sequencing showed that the control sample and the lēf Farms sample were nearly identical, indicating that the initial lab results were inaccurate due to a contamination error within the lab itself. 

I consumed lēf Farms product and feel ill. What should I do?

A: We take food safety very seriously, and the health and safety of our customers continues to be our number one priority. If you have consumed product from lēf Farms and you believe it made you ill please reach out to us at 1-866-857-8745 between 8am-6pm ET to speak to us live or email info@lef-farms.com  

When will lēf Farms Spice return to store shelves?

A: lēf Farms Spice Mix will return to store shelves effective immediately at both Hannaford and Market Baskets in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont. 

I’ve submitted a refund request; will my request still be honored?

A: All approved and confirmed refund requests made prior to May 11th will be honored.  

What should I do if I purchased lēf Farms Spice? Am I still eligible for a refund?

A: The voluntary recall has been cancelled because of the testing error made by the DHHS.  If you have purchased Spice, there is no need to discard or return it to your place of purchase for a refundAs a result of the recall cancellation, these products are no longer eligible for a refund.