Worries about a new Listeria outbreak are causing officials to yank food from the shelves at Whole Foods.
It’s another big recall at Whole Foods.
Officials are recalling about 234 pounds of curry chicken salad due to concerns that they have been contaminated with Listeria Monocytogenes, a potentially deadly disease that has haunted the chain in the past, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture news release.
The chicken curry salad had been packaged Oct. 16 and was sold at salad bars and in store cases in prepared sandwiches and wraps. They were sold under the following labels, according to the statement:
Sold by weight “Curry Chicken Salad, Our Chef’s Own” bearing UPC Code # 285551.
Sold by weight “Curry Chicken Salad CC” bearing UPC Code # 261068.
Sold by weight “PPK Salad Chicken Curry” bearing UPC Code # 263142
12 oz. “Curry Chicken Salad Wrap, Made Right Here” bearing UPC Code # 263144.
7 oz. “Single Curry Chicken Salad Wrap, Made Right Here” bearing UPC Code # 263126.
7 oz. “Curry Chicken Salad Rollup” bearing UPC Code # 265325.
The sell by date was listed as Oct. 23, and they were put on sale in New England: specifically, the states of Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, and Rhode Island.
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health alerted federal officials after testing results suggested Listeria was possible, although there have so far been no confirmed reports of an outbreak.
Listeriosis is a potentially serious infection that usually primarily causes problems in the elderly, children, and those with compromised immune systems. It can also cause problems for pregnant women and the fetus.
Symptoms include fever, muscle aches and stiffness, convulsions, and headaches. it can also cause gastrointestinal problems, including diarrhea.