The recall is due to salmonella and listeria contamination concerns. The ready-to-eat salads were stocked in various chains including Whole Foods, Trader Joes, 7-Eleven and Walmart. Food suppliers learned about the possible contamination when one of the shared food suppliers recalled corn that had been used in the salads earlier this week. So far, fortunately, there have not been any reports of illness.
Salmonella and listeria are responsible for some of the most widespread food-poisoning cases in the past. See list of recalled salads below. Consumers are urged by the USDA to return or immediately dispose of any of these purchased items.
The US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service recall announcement can be read in full HERE.
Recalled salads include the following:
- 365 by Whole Foods Market BBQ Style Chopped Salad with Chicken
- 365 by Whole Foods Market Chicken Fajita Salad
- 7-Eleven Bistro Southwest Style Salad with Bacon
- GH Foods CA’s Santa Fe Style Salad with Chicken and BBQ Style Salad Kit with White Chicken
- Mary’s Harvest Southwest Chicken Wrap with Rib Meat
- Trader Joe’s Mexicali Inspired Salad with Chili Seasoned Chicken
- Walmart’s Marketside brand Fiesta Salad with Steak