A number of ready-to-eat salad brands with meat have been recalled because they may contain corn and other products contaminated with salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes.
Walmart, Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, and 7-Eleven are among the retailers selling the salads included in separate recalls.
GHSE LLC, GH Foods CA, LLC, Mary’s Harvest Fresh Foods, Taylor Farms Northwest LLC, and Prime Deli Corporation made the salads. The problem originated with the corn supplier, according to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The products involved in the recalls include:
– Marketside Fiesta Salad with Steak, sold in 15.25-oz. clear plastic clamshell packages with a use by date from 10/17/2018 to 10/20/2018. The products show establishment number “EST. 45781” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The salads were shipped to stores in Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina.
– Santa Fe Style Salad with Chicken sold in 9.75-oz clear plastic clamshell packages with Best If Sold By dates from 10/17/18 to 10/18/18.
– 365 By Whole Foods Market BBQ Style Chopped Salad with Chicken in 10-oz clear plastic clamshell packages with Best If Sold By dates from 10/17/18 to 10/20/18.
– BBQ Style Salad Kit with White Chicken in a 6-lb bagged kit with use by dates from 10/17/18 to 10/22/18.
– 365 By Whole Foods Market Chicken Fajita Salad in 8-oz clear plastic clamshell packages with Best If Sold By dates from 10/17/18 to 10/20/18.
The products have establishment number “EST. P-39994” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations in California.
– Trader Jose’s Mexicali Inspired Salad in a 10-oz clear plastic clamshell package and best by dates from 0/15/18 to 10/19/18.
The retail chain also listed two other products it says were included in the recall:
– Trader Joe’s BBQ Flavored Chicken Salad
– Trader Joe’s Field Fresh Chopped Salad with Grilled Chicken Breast
The products include best by dates of 10/15/18 through 10/20/18. Trader Joe’s says the salads were sold at stores in Colorado, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoman, Tennessee, and Texas. The Mexicali Salad was also sold in Idaho and Washington.
– 7-Eleven Bistro Southwest Style Salad with Bacon in 11.2-oz clear plastic clamshell packages with a best by date of Tuesday 10/16.
– 7-Eleven Bistro Southwest Style Salad with Bacon in 9.6-oz clear plastic clamshell packages with a best by date of Tuesday 10/16.
The products have establishment number “EST. 13553” inside the USDA mark of inspection and were shipped to stores in Texas.
– Pork Carnitas Bowl, 11-oz clear plastic with sell-by dates of 10/15/18 to 10/19/18.
The products have establishment number “EST. 34834” inside the USDA mark of inspection and were sent to stores in Oregon and Washington.
Anyone who has the products should throw them away or return them to the store where they were purchased.
Eating products contaminated with salmonella can cause diarrhea, stomach cramps, and fever within 12 to 72 hours. The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days. Most people recover without treatment, although some with severe diarrhea may need to be hospitalized.
Eating food contaminated with L. monocytogenes can cause a serious infection that mainly affects older adults, people with weaker immune systems, and pregnant women and their newborns. It can cause fever, muscle aches, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance, and convulsions. It may also include diarrhea or other stomach symptoms.
For pregnant women, the infection can cause miscarriages, stillbirths, premature delivery, or life-threatening infection of the newborn.
Anyone with symptoms of either illness should call their doctor.
Information provided by BlackDoctors.org