October 1, 2016

Pita Pal Salads Listeria Recall

Pita Pal salads are being recalled for possible Listeria contamination. The recalled salads contain corn produced by CRF Foods which has been linked to an outbreak.

Consumers who have purchased these products should not eat them as Listeria can cause listeriosis and infection that causes serious illness or death. At the time of the recall no illnesses had been linked to Pita Pal salads, the company said.

However, symptoms of a Listeria infection can take as long as 70 days to develop. They include: nausea and diarrhea followed by fever, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance, and muscle aches. Young children, seniors, pregnant women and people with compromised immune systems are most at risk for Listeria infections. Among pregnant women, Listeria can cause miscarriage, stillbirth, premature delivery and illness in newborns.

Pita Pal Foods of Houston is recalling Corn Relish Salad, Texas Caviar Salad, Mediterranean 3 Bean Salad and Chipotle Quinoa Salad because they contain the recalled corn. The products were distributed to retail stores and food service distributors in California, Florida, Georgia, Minnesota, New York, Oklahoma, Texas and Wisconsin.

The recall includes 5lbs Food Service Pita Pal Corn Relish Salad; 2/4lbs Food Service Pita Pal Mediterranean 3 Bean Salad; 2/4.5lbs Food Service Pita Pal Texas Caviar; 8oz Pita Pal Texas Caviar; 8oz Pita Pal Mediterranean 3 Bean Salad; 24oz Pita Pal Mediterranean 3 Bean Salad and 28oz Pita Pal Chipotle Quinoa Salad. They have Expiration Dates or Use/ Freeze by Dates through June 13, 2016. Products meeting this description or date criteria should be destroyed by the retailer/distributer. All products are packaged in plastic containers with snap on lids.

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