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Editor’s note: How refreshing to see that there are efforts being made to introduce children to foods other than chicken nuggets and pizza. Great step toward changing a culture that has spawned a childhood obesity epidemic.
Second-grader Tyler Keely thought the pomegranate seeds he popped into his mouth tasted like another fruit altogether.
“It tastes like apple juice but in a gummy,” he said.
Tyler and his classmates at Mount Wolf Elementary School paused their normal classroom lessons this week for a visit from cafeteria manager Wendy Garman, bearing sample-size cups of pomegranate seeds, which she described as looking like “ruby red kernels of corn.”
Before trying the arils, or seeds, the students saw pictures of where the fruit grows in Arizona and California, and passed around a whole fruit and one that was already sliced to see the inside.
Fresh Express Inc. is voluntarily recalling a limited quantity of expired 10-oz. Hearts of Romaine salad with the expired Use-by Date of Aug. 23, 2012 and a Product Code beginning with “G222” as a precaution due to a possible health risk from Listeria monocytogenes.
No illnesses are reported in association with the recall. No other Fresh Express products are being recalled.
Fresh Express customer service representatives are already contacting retailers to confirm the product was removed from their inventories and store shelves in accordance with standard procedures for products that have reached their expiration date. Customers with questions may contact their Fresh Express customer service representative.
In an unlikely event that consumers may still have this expired product in their refrigerators, it should not be consumed, but discarded instead. Consumers with questions may call the Fresh Express Consumer Response Center at 800-242-5472 during the hours of 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.