A Whole Foods Market in Everett, Mass. is recalling approximately 234 pounds of curry chicken salad products that may be contaminated with Listeria. Consumers who have purchased these products should not eat them.
The recalled salad, packaged on Oct. 16, 2015, was sold prepackaged, in salad bars, in store’s chef’s cases, and in sandwiches and wraps prepared in the stores. To see UPC codes of the recalled products, click the link above.
The recalled products have a “sell by” date of Oct. 23, 2015 and were shipped to a warehouse and retail locations in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, and Rhode Island. At the time of the recall, there had been no reports of illness. However, Listeria infections can take as long as 70 days after exposure to develop.
Symptoms of a Listeria infection include fever, muscle aches, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance and convulsions. Sometimes those symptoms are preceded by diarrhea or other gastrointestinal symptoms.
Those most at risk are young children, older adults, people with weakened immune systems, pregnant women and their newborns. Among pregnant women, listeriosis can cause miscarriages, stillbirths, premature delivery or life-threatening infection of the newborn.
Anyone who ate these products and experiences these symptoms should see a doctor right away and mention potential exposure to Listeria. Consumers who have any of these products at home should throw them out.