Another day, another example of why donuts are superior to salad.
A major salad recall has been announced and includes products sold from Whole Foods, Trader Joes, Walmart and 7-11.
The concern is possible salmonella and listeria contamination, although thankfully no cases have been reported. The issue originated with a “corn product” somewhere down the supply chain, but if you have one of these ready-to-eat salads kicking around your refrigerator, you’re going to want to throw the whole thing out.
List of retailers and products included in this salad recall
Whole Foods (GH Foods, CA, LLC)
Recall is specific to California
- 75-oz. clear plastic clamshell packages containing “Santa Fe Style Salad with Chicken” and Best If Sold By dates from 10/17/18 to 10/18/18.
- 10-oz. clear plastic clamshell packages containing “365 BY WHOLE FOODS MARKET BBQ STYLE CHOPPED SALAD WITH CHICKEN” and Best If Sold By dates from 10/17/18 to 10/20/18.
- 6-lbs. bagged kit containing “BBQ Style Salad Kit with White Chicken” and Use By dates from 10/17/18 to 10/22/18.
- 8-oz. clear plastic clamshell packages containing “365 BY WHOLE FOODS MARKET CHICKEN FAJITA SALAD” and Best If Sold By dates from 10/17/18 to 10/20/18.
Establishment number: Whole Foods: “EST P-39994” (The establishment number can be found inside the USDA stamp, and tracks which plant produced the meat, poultry or egg product included in that food.)
Trader Joes (Mary’s Harvest Fresh Foods, Inc.)
- 7-oz. clear plastic wrapped packages containing “MARY’S HARVEST Southwest Chicken Wrap w/ Rib Meat” and “Use By” dates from 10/15/18 through 10/23/18.
- 11-oz. clear plastic clamshell packages containing “TRADER JOSE’S MEXICALI INSPIRED SALAD WITH CHILI SEASONED CHICKEN” and “BEST BY” dates from 10/15/18 through 10/19/18.
Produced between 10/5 and 10/13
Establishment number: Trader Joe’s: “P-39928” or “40310-M”
Walmart (GHSE, LLC)
Specific to retailers in Georgia, Florida, and South Carolina, including locations (in addition to Walmart) that weren’t specifically named in the recall.
- 25-oz. clear plastic clamshell packages containing “Marketside™ FIESTA SALAD WITH STEAK” and use by date from 10/17/2018 through 10/20/2018.
Establishment number: Walmart: “EST 45781”
7-11 (Prime Deli Corporation)
- 2-oz. clear plastic clamshell packages containing “7-ELEVEN™ BISTRO SOUTHWEST STYLE SALAD WITH BACON” and best by date of “Tuesday 1016”.
- 6-oz. clear plastic clamshell packages containing “7-ELEVEN™ BISTRO SOUTHWEST STYLE SALAD WITH BACON” and best by date of “Tuesday 1016”.
Produced on Oct. 13, 2018
Establishment number: 7-Eleven: “EST 13553”
Salmonella and listeria are both a pain in the buns, but listeria is particularly nasty in pregnant women. Listeria has been linked to miscarriages, stillbirths, premature delivery, and infections in newborns, making it well worth avoiding any of these above mentioned, asshole salads.
It is also worth noting this salad recall may expand (you can monitor recalls here), so maybe hit up those sweet simple carbs for a while. Ya know, for safety.