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Saturday, October 24, 2015

Whole Foods Market recalls salads due to Listeria contamination

Whole Foods Market of Cambridge, Massachusetts, is recalling bulk and packaged Curry Chicken Salad and Classic Deli Pasta Salad sold in stores in ME, NH, MA, RI, CT, NY and NJ because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria Monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. Consumers should seek immediate medical care if they develop these symptoms.
The salads were sold prepackaged, in salad bars, in store's chef's cases and in sandwiches and wraps prepared in the stores. The affected products were sold in stores between October 18 and October 22, 2015 and have a "sell by" date of October 23, 2015. The recalled items include:
UPC Code
Product Description
Lot Code
285551
Curry Chicken Salad, Our Chef’s Own, sold by weight
Sell by 10/23/15
263144
Curry Chicken Salad Wrap, Made Right Here, sold by weight, 12oz
Sell by 10/23/15
263126
Single Curry Chicken Salad Wrap, Made Right Here, 7oz
Sell by 10/23/15
261068
Curry Chicken Salad CC, sold by weight
Sell by 10/23/15
263142
PPK Salad Chicken Curry, sold by weight
Sell by 10/23/15
265325
Curry Chicken Salad Rollup, 7oz
Sell by 10/23/15
260976
Classic Deli Pasta Salad, Sold by weight
Sell by 10/23/15
270742
FP Pasta Salad Classic Deli, sold by weight
Sell by 10/23/15
0 36406 30001 7
Classic Deli Pasta Salad, 6oz
Sell by 10/23/15
0 36406 30264 6
Classic Deli Pasta Salad, 14 oz
Sell by 10/23/15
A sampling of the products tested positive for Listeria Monocytogenes during a routine inspection of Whole Foods Market's North Atlantic Kitchen facility.
Consumers who have purchased this product from Whole Foods Market should discard it and bring their receipt to the store for a full refund. Consumers with questions should contact their local store or call 617-492-5500 between the hours of 9am and 5pm EST.

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