Whole Foods salad products recalled due to salmonella and listeria risk
NEW YORK (FOX5NY.COM) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture is concerned that consumers who shopped at Whole Foods may still have ready-made salads and/or salad kits affected by a recent recall.
A Sacramento, California-based food supplier called GH Foods CA LLC has recalled about 940 pounds of salad with chicken products that contain a corn ingredient that may be contaminated with salmonella and listeria, the USDA announced.
The ready-to-eat salads with chicken were produced on various dates from October 9 through October 13, 2018, and list "EST. P-39994" inside the USDA mark of inspection. They were distributed to Whole Foods stores in California.
These are the affected products:
- Santa Fe Style Salad with Chicken, 9.75-oz. clear plastic clamshell packages, best if sold by dates from 10/17/18 to 10/18/18.
- 365 by Whole Foods Market BBQ Style Chopped Salad with Chicken, 10-oz. clear plastic clamshell packages, best if sold by dates from 10/17/18 to 10/20/18.
- BBQ Style Salad Kit with White Chicken, 6-lb. bagged kit, use by dates from 10/17/18 to 10/22/18.
- 365 by Whole Foods Market Chicken Fajita Salad, 8-oz. clear plastic clamshell packages, best if sold by dates from 10/17/18 to 10/20/18.
Salmonella infection can cause diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within 12 to 72 hours after eating the contaminated product, according to health experts. Listeria infection can cause fever, muscle aches, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance, and convulsions.
No confirmed illnesses linked to these products have been reported so far, the USDA said.
"Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them," the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service said. "These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase."
If you have any questions about the recall, you can call GH Foods CA at (916) 638-8825.