Lbs Of Salad Recalled For Possible Salmonella

Marco Green
October 20, 2018

GHSE, a Green Cove Springs, Florida company, is recalling 738 pounds of ready-to-eat salads that contain corn that may be contaminated with salmonella and listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service said late Wednesday.

The Indianapolis-based Caito says the problem was discovered Sunday when they received notification that the corn used in the production of their ready-to-eat salad products was being recalled by their corn supplier due to Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella concerns.

Another corn-related action this week involves Texas-based Prime Deli Corp. recalling approximately 217 pounds of ready-to-eat salad with bacon products sold at 7-Eleven outlets in Texas, the FSIS said.

Trader Joe's said the recall impacts Trader Jose's Mexicali Inspired Salad, Trader Joe's BBQ Flavored Chicken Salad and Trader Joe's Field Fresh Chopped Salad with Grilled Chicken Breast - all with a "best by" date between October 15 and October 20.

The impacted products are sold in Colorado, Indiana, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Washington and New Mexico.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers.

FSIS is concerned that some product may be in consumers' refrigerators.

75-oz. plastic clamshell packages containing "Santa Fe Style Salad with Chicken", with "Sell By" date of 10/13/18 through 10/21/18 (inclusive).

11-oz. clear plastic clamshell packages containing "TRADER JOSE'S MEXICALI INSPIRED SALAD WITH CHILI SEASONED CHICKEN" and "BEST BY" dates from 10/15/18 through 10/19/18. The illness usually lasts four-seven days. Most people recover without treatment. 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. In addition, serious and sometimes fatal infections in older adults and people with weakened immune systems can occur.

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

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.

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