Salad sold at Walmart, Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, and 7-Eleven are being recalled for contamination concerns about salmonella and listeria.
The US Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced that a combined 2,811 pounds of ready-to-eat salads were recalled from the food suppliers GHSE, Prime Deli Corporation, Mary's Harvest Fresh Foods, and GH Foods CA. Business Insider reports that the producers of the ready-to-eat salads learned of the potential contamination when a shared supplier recalled the corn used in the salads earlier this week. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates salmonella causes approximately 1.2 million illnesses and 450 deaths in the U.S. each year and that an estimated 1,600 people get listeriosis. each year, and about 260 die. There have yet to be any reports of illness associated with eating any of the products, but the USDA recommends throwing away or returning any affected products immediately.
Recalled salads include: Walmart's Marketside Fiesta Salad with Steak, 7-Eleven Bistro Southwest Style Salad with Bacon, Trader Joe's Mexicali-Inspired Salad with Chili Seasoned Chicken, Mary's Harvest Southwest Chicken Wrap with Rib Meat, 365 by Whole Foods Market BBQ-Style Chopped Salad with Chicken, 365 by Whole Foods Market Chicken Fajita Salad, and GH Foods CA's Santa Fe-Style Salad with Chicken and BBQ-Style Salad Kit with White Chicken. Find out how more information on how to identify recalled salads on the USDA’s website.
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