Two large companies and dozens of brands are part of an expanded salad recall because of potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
Garden Fresh Foods and Firms Initiate warned that a number of products, some of which were sold in Massachusetts, may be contaminated with the organism “that can cause serious and sometimes-fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems," according to the FDA.
"Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women,” according to the FDA.
The types of salads in the recall include cole slaw, potato salad, salad kits, macaroni salad and pasta salad.
Garden Fresh Foods’ recall include brand names such as Dairy Fresh, Grandpa’s, Weis, Market Pantry and Archer Farms. Here’s a full list of Garden Fresh Foods’ products in the recall.
“Consumers who have purchased any of the suspect products are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Currently there has been no illness or complaints related to this recall.
"Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-800-645-3367 Monday through Friday between the hours 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.,” said the FDA about the Garden Fresh Foods recall.
Firms Initiate’s recall includes Market Basket, Shaw’s and C&S Wholesale Grocers that were all sold in Massachusetts. Here’s a full list of Firms Initiate’s products in the recall.
“Customers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume the products and should dispose of the recalled products immediately. Consumers may call for further information at 1-866-508-7048 between the hours of noon and 8 p.m. Monday through Friday,” said the FDA about the Firms Initiate recall.