Prepared Salad Recalled At Walmart, Whole Foods & Trader Joe’s

Mae Love
October 20, 2018

The problem was discovered by several companies on Tuesday, Oct. 16, when they were notified that the vegetables used in the production of their ready-to-eat products were being recalled by their vegetable supplier due to Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes concerns.

A separate but similar recall for about 916 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken wrap and salad products containing possibly tainted corn was issued by Mary's Harvest Fresh Foods, Portland, Oregon, for products sold under its own brand as well as Trader Jose, Trader Joe's house brand for Mexican food.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions.

GHSE, based in Florida, issued a recall the same night as ready-to-eat salads sold in Florida, Georgia, and SC, saying a corn ingredient possibly contaminated with salmonella and listeria was in the salads; soon after Taylor Farms Northwest, based in Washington, recalled its Port Carnitas Bowl, citing concerns that its tomatillos could be contaminated with salmonella and listeria.

Trader Joe's says the salads were sold at stores in Colorado, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoman, Tennessee, and Texas.

The salad labels have the establishment number "EST".

FSIS is concerned that some product may be frozen and in consumers' freezers.

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They have a use by date from 10/17/2018 through 10/20/2018. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a health care provider, the FSIS says. The most common symptoms are diarrhea, abdominal cramps and fever 12-72 hours after eating the contaminated product, according to the FSIS. Most people recover without treatment.

If the diarrhea is particularly severe or persists for days, the diner may need hospital care.

Listeria can cause the infection listeriosis, which primarily affects people with weakened immune systems.

In addition, serious and sometimes fatal infections in older adults and persons with weakened immune systems.

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. Symptoms include fever, muscle aches, headaches, and diarrhea.

Listeria can cause pregnant women, one of the groups affected by the infection, to have stillbirths, miscarriages, and other issues.

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