Salads and Wraps Recalled in Minnesota and Wisconsin over Listeria Concerns
St. Paul Minnesota's J&J Distributing is ready-to-eat salads and wraps that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes (Lm), the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.
Listeria is nothing to mess around with. Scroll down for symptoms, who it most hurts, and what it could do to you. The fully cooked, not shelf stable salads and wraps were produced and packaged on Feb. 23, 2021 and list a “Sell-by” date of Feb. 28, 2021 on the packaging label. You could literally have purchased these yesterday.
The following products are subject to recall:
- 9-oz. plastic container of “COBB SALAD” on the product label.
- 10-oz. plastic container of “Because life is delicious. tastebuds Bacon Lettuce Avocado Tomato Wrap” on the label.
- 10-oz. plastic container of “Because life is delicious. tastebuds Turkey Ranch Club Wrap” on the label.
- 10-oz. plastic container of “Because life is delicious. tastebuds Chicken Caesar Wrap” on the label.
- 12-oz. plastic container of “Because life is delicious. tastebuds Southwest Style Chicken Salad” on the label.
- 12-oz. plastic container of “Southwest Style Chicken Salad” on the label.
The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 38450” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations in Minnesota and Wisconsin.
There have been no reports of being getting sick, but it's not worth taking a chance. If you have them in your home toss them out or return to the store. If you ate some and you're worried about your health, please get in touch with your doctor.
WHAT DOES LISTERIA DO?
Consumption of food contaminated with Lm can cause listeriosis, a serious infection that primarily affects older adults, persons with weakened immune systems, and pregnant women and their newborns. Less commonly, persons outside these risk groups are affected.
Listeriosis can cause fever, muscle aches, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance and convulsions sometimes preceded by diarrhea or other gastrointestinal symptoms.
An invasive infection spreads beyond the gastrointestinal tract. In pregnant women, the infection can cause miscarriages, stillbirths, premature delivery, or life-threatening infection of the newborn. In addition, serious and sometimes fatal infections in older adults and persons with weakened immune systems.
Listeriosis is treated with antibiotics. Persons in the higher-risk categories who experience flu-like symptoms within two months after eating contaminated food should seek medical care and tell the health care provider about eating the contaminated food.
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While food contaminated with listeria will make you throw it out, it doesn't do much to change our ways. Not like the Covid-19 Pandemic has. Holy moly...so much has changed and may be changed forever.