Green Cuisine has issued a recall for “Pesto Pasta Salad with Arugula” because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The company issued the recall after being notified by its supplier, Green Cuisine is issuing this voluntary recall after being notified by their supplier, National Frozen Foods, that the frozen green peas used in the product are being recalled for Listeria.
The recalled salads were sold at Whole Foods locations in Southern California, Nevada and Arizona on June 15 and June 16, 2016. Consumers who purchased the product should not eat it.
The recalled product was sold in 7.4 oz clear plastic containers with the name “Whole Foods Pesto Pasta Salad w/Arugula,” UPC code 857898004333 and “best by” date of 6/20/16.
At the time of the recall, there had been no reported illnesses attributed to the recalled items to date. However, Listeria can cause serious illness and death.
Symptoms of a Listeria infection can take as long as 70 days to develop and include: high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Among pregnant women, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths.