Whole Foods issued a recall for curry chicken and deli pasta salads. The recall targets only some varieties of the products. They might be contaminated with Listeria monocytogene according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
The Whole Foods Market recall covers deli pasta salads and curry chicken on shelves in seven states. New Jersey, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Maine are on the list.
While there are no reported cases of contamination due to the Whole Foods products, the FDA recommended that all variants of the deli pasta salads and curry chicken found on shelves are recalled. One sample under analysis revealed traces of the Listeria monocytogene.
Overall, the Whole Food recall covers ten products to be found in Whole Foods stores across the seven states between October 18th and October 22nd, with the selling date of October 23rd.
The test was performed on products from the Whole Foods Market North Atlantic Kitchen facility. Samples from the products tested positive for traces of the Listeria monocytogene.
According to the Whole Foods recall notice, the food items:
“have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes”.
The bacteria is responsible for causing severe infections, affecting particularly the elderly, children and people with a weak immune system. Among the symptoms, the most common are headaches, high fever, nausea, stiffness, and severe diarrhea and pain in the abdominal pain.
At the same time, pregnant women are at high risk of miscarriage or stillbirth due to Listeria infection. Medical care and immediate reporting to health authorities are recommended in case any of the symptoms appear.
The Whole Foods pasta salads are prepackaged, or found in the salad bars, in cases, sandwiches and Whole Foods wraps.
The list of recalled products include the following products.
- 285551–Curry Chicken Salad, Our Chef’s Own, sold by weight
- 263144–Curry Chicken Salad Wrap, Made Right Here, sold by weight
- 263126–Single Curry Chicken Salad Wrap,
- 261068–Curry Chicken Salad CC, sold by weight
- 263142–PPK Salad Chicken Curry, sold by weight
- 265325–Curry Chicken Salad Rollup, 7oz
- 260976–Classic Deli Pasta Salad, Sold by weight
- 270742– Pasta Salad Classic Deli, sold by weight
- 0 36406 30001 7–Classic Deli Pasta Salad, 6oz
- 0 36406 30264 6–Classic Deli Pasta Salad, 14 oz
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