Nearly two tons of barbeque chicken salad sold by Trader Joe's was recalled by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service because of a possible Listeria contamination, the website Medical Daily has reported.
Monday's article states that Southern California is among the five west coast states to whom the almost 5,610 pounds of the Trader Joe's salads where distributed. Other states inlcude Arizona, southern Nevada, New Mexico and Texas. The package contains the identification number P-11079 and the use-by date July 30, according to the article.
The store's website lists other foods recalled with the chicken salad, but points out there have been no reported cases of illness associated with the contaminated foods.
The "Class 1" recall means the food, which contains food from Gills Onions where the possible contamination took place, is considered to be "high risk," according to LA Weekly.
From the Food Safety and Inspection Service:
The product subject to recall bears the establishment number "P-11079" inside the USDA mark of inspection. Each package also has a sticker with use-by dates through July 30, 2012. The product was produced between July 20, 2012, and July 24, 2012, and was distributed to retail establishments in Arizona, New Mexico, Southern California, Southern Nevada and Texas.
The salad was prepared by Huxtable's Kitchen in Vernon.
These products were also discontinued: Trader Joe's Fresh Mild Salsa, Balela, Roasted Butternut Squash, Red Quinoa & Wheat berry Salad and Trader Joe's Diced Onions, Garlic & Shallots Blend, according to Medical Daily.
Trader Joes will give a full refund for any of this food that is returned to its stores, according to LA Weekly.