Whole Foods Market recently announced it is issuing a voluntary recall for a host of bulk and packaged curry chicken salad and deli pasta salad offerings sold in various states as they may possibly contaminated with the listeria monocytogenes organism. The company reports that no illness have been reported in connection to its affected prepared foods so far.
The Whole Foods Market curry chicken salad and deli pasta salad were sold prepackaged as well as in salad bars and in store’s chef’s cases. Moreover, they are also offered in sandwiches and wraps. The affected curry chicken salad prepared foods include the Our Chef’s Own Curry Chicken salad that is sold by weight, 12 oz. Made Right Here Curry Chicken Salad Wrap, 7 oz. Made Right Here Single Curry Chicken Salad Wrap, Curry Chicken Salad CC that is sold by weight, PPK Salad Chicken Curry that is sold by weight and the 7 oz. Curry Chicken Salad Rollup. Meanwhile, the affected deli pasta salad products include the Classic Deli Pasta Salad sold by weight, the FP Pasta Salad Classic Deli sold by weight as well as the 6 oz and 14 oz packs of Classic Deli Pasta Salad. All these affected products were said to have been sold in stores between October 18 and October 22. Moreover, they all have a “Sell by” date of “10/23/2015.”
The possible contamination was found after a sampling of products in Whole Food Market’s North Atlantic Kitchen facility tested positive for listeria monoctyogenes during a routine inspection. The affected products were said to have sold in stores throughout Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Jersey and New York.
Customers who have purchased the affected products are being asked to discard them immediately. Meanwhile, they can bring their receipt to the store for a full refund.