Zupan’s Markets has issued a recall for Macaroni Salad with Cheddar Cheese because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Consumers who have purchased this product should not eat it as Listeria can cause serious illness and death.
The recalled Macaroni Cheddar Cheese Salad is packaged in a plastic bag, 5 lb. net weight, item #23070 and UPC 8 87241 80712 0. It was distributed to four Zupan’s Markets locations in Portland and Lake Oswego, Oregon between 04/09/16 and 06/14/16. It was sold in the service deli salad case, sized to order, and available in prepacked round plastic containers (8, 12 & 16 oz.) in the Grab & Go area. (The scale label on bottom of the product container reads “Macaroni Salad with Cheddar Cheese” with code 394.)
The recall was initiated after Zupan’s was notified by its supplier, National Frozen Foods, that the frozen green peas used in the product are under recall for Listeria. At the time of the recall, there had been no reported illnesses attributed to the recalled items. However, Listeria can cause serious illness and death.
Symptoms of a Listeria infection include high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Among pregnant women, Listeria infections can cause miscarriages and stillbirths.