Whole Foods Recall News
After a sample taken from the store’s North Atlantic Kitchen facility tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes, Whole Foods Market, a chain of supermarkets specializing in organic food, has issued a recall of their Curry Chicken Salad and Classic Deli Pasta Salad. The recall affects Whole Foods within their North Atlantic region. It is important to note that the potentially contaminated salads were sold in several different forms : prepackaged, in salad bars, in store’s chef’s cases and in sandwiches and wraps prepared in-store.
ABOUT LISTERIA AND LISTERIA FOOD POISONING
Listeria monocytogenes is a bacterium capable of causing a serious and life-threatening foodborne infection known as listeriosis. Listeriosis is caused by eating food contaminated with Listeria bacteria. Healthcare professionals may use the terms “Listeria monocytogenes” or “Listeria” when referring to the bacteria and “listeriosis” when referring to the infection.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that there are 1,591 cases of foodborne listeriosis, resulting in 255 deaths, in the U.S. each year. Newborns, pregnant women, older adults, and those individuals with weakened immune systems are at greatest risk for developing listeriosis. Although less common, individuals not belonging to one of these high risk groups can also contract listeriosis.
To learn more about listeriosis symptoms, complications, and more, visit Listeria.com.
Obtain a Free Food Poisoning Lawsuit Evaluation
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with listeriosis, or have a question regarding your legal rights, you can request a free legal case evaluation by selecting Food Poisoning Lawsuit, or call The Weinberg Law Firm toll free at 877-934-6274.
For more information visit Listeria Food Poisoning Lawsuit Help.
WHOLE FOODS RECALL INFORMATION
The Whole Foods Recall effects salads that were sold in stores in Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York and New Jersey, between October 18 and October 22, 2015 and have a “sell by” date of October 23, 2015.
The following products were included in this recall:
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
To see the original Whole Foods Recall Press Release, visit FDA Recalls.