More than a thousand pounds of ready-to-eat salads are being recalled due to possible listeria and salmonella contamination. These items were shipped to retail locations in OR and Washington.
The corn supplier wasn't named, but other food products with the corn in it will likely be recalled as well, similar to when whey powder was linked to salmonella in July and led to a number of recalls, including Hungry-Man microwave dinners and Pepperidge Farms goldfish crackers. "45781" inside the USDA mark of inspection, the federal agency said in a news release. The Envolve Foods recall notice did not name the supplier of its vegetable ingredient.
The ready-to-eat salad and wrap products were produced from October 5 through October 13.
Listeria is a serious infection caused by consuming contaminated food and causes an estimated 1,600 illnesses each year, resulting in about 260 deaths. The most common symptoms are diarrhea, abdominal cramps and fever 12-72 hours after eating the contaminated product, according to the FSIS. According to the CDC, the infection is most likely to strike in pregnant women, newborns, adults over age 65 or those with a weakened immune system.
On its website, Trader Joe's posted a recall for the Trader Jose's salad and two of its house brand salads.
A further recall was issued Tuesday by Schnuck Markets, a regional grocery chain based in St. Louis, Missouri, is recalling chicken salad sold at 32 stores under its own brand, saying the product contains possibly contaminated corn.
In addition, serious and sometimes fatal infections in older adults and persons with weakened immune systems.
It causes listeriosis, which is characterized by diarrhea and fever, within one to four weeks of infection, though the USDA FSIS says some people can take up to 70 days to show symptoms.
FSIS is concerned that some product may be in consumers' refrigerators.
If you have any of these products, you're encouraged to throw them away or return them to the retailer from whom you purchased them. Less commonly, persons outside these risk groups are affected. Listeriosis is treated with antibiotics.