Retail grocery store Whole Foods has announced a recall of some of its salads over health concerns. The salads were sold in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York and Rhode Island. The company’s North Atlantic Kitchen facility reported a positive sample for Listeria Monocytogenes during a standard inspection.
The recall applies to salads that were sold in the seven named states from October 18 to October 22, 2015. The salads were sold in a variety of formats including salad bars, prepackaging, sandwiches and wraps. All of the affected salads have a “sell by” date of October 23, 2015. The salads include the following items:
- Curry Chicken Salad, Our Chef’s Own (285551)
- Curry Chicken Salad Wrap, Made Right Here (263144)
- Single Curry Chicken Salad Wrap, Made Right Here (263126)
- Curry Chicken Salad CC (261068)
- PPK Salad Chicken Curry (263142)
- Curry Chicken Salad Rollup (265325)
- Classic Deli Pasta Salad (260976)
- FP Pasta Salad Classic Deli (270742)
- Classic Deli Pasta Salad, 6 oz. (036406300017)
- Classic Deli Pasta Salad, 14 oz. (036406302646)
Although no illnesses have been reported, Listeria can cause serious, sometimes fatal, infections in the very young, the elderly, and those with compromised immune systems. Symptoms include abdominal pain, fever, headache, nausea, and stiffness. Customers can call their local store or 617-492-5500 for more information.