Recently, Whole Foods Markets voluntarily recalled multiple products in fear of listeria contamination. Costumers remain concerned about this vegetable recall due to this latest listeria outbreak.
Although no illnesses have been reported to date, anyone who bought foods included in the vegetable recall, from Oct. 10 to Nov. 4, 2019, may return the products for a full return.
Whole Foods costumers are also urged to seek medical care if they suspect being exposed to listeria, a dangerous bacterium that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections.
Concerns of listeria contamination lead to Whole Foods recalling 70 products sold in several states throughout the U.S.
There are a range of products included in the recall, including salads, vegetable dishes, chicken dishes and Chinese food that’s offered in the market’s hot and cold bars, chef’s cases and packaged sections.
The concerns stemmed from the announcement made by supplier Mann Packing Co. that over 100 vegetable products were recalled over concerns of listeria contamination. The company was notified by the FDA, and Whole Foods put out a voluntary recall of the affected foods.
No illnesses from contaminated foods have been reported to date. Costumers may return any items affected by the recall to the market for a full refund.
Vegetable Recall List
The vegetable recall list is for a range of salad bar, hot bar and catered packaged foods that were sold in several states from Oct. 10 to Nov. 4, 2o19.
Below are the 70 food products that are included in the listeria recall list. The official recall list includes the states that are affected for each product.
- Caulilini with vadouvan curry
- Vegetable power blend
- Wedge charred corn salad
- Wedge Greek salad
- Caulilini and broccoli lemon caper
- Caulilini, roasted with roasted garlic
- Shredded Brussels sprouts
- Pickled pear and Brussels sprouts
- Caulilini, roasted grape and curry vinaigrette
- Slaw, Brussels sprouts with apples and cheddar
- Broccoli roasted buffalo
- Broccoli roasted paleo
- Slaw coconut citrus
- Pizza with pesto and green veggies
- Tofu salad sweet chile
- Broccoli florets
- Steamed broccoli
- Broccoli with garlic and sundried tomatoes
- Broccoli slaw
- Vegetables stir-fry
- Beef and broccoli
- Pasta turkey alfredo
- Bulgogi beef with vegetables
- Broccoli charred romesco
- Beef broccoli szechuan
- Chicken general Tso
- Chicken orange sauce
- Potatoes scalloped broccoli and romesco
- Beef broccoli spicy paleo
- Garbanzo broccoli farro
- Vegetable korma, Indian
- Cauliflower and broccoli, Ethiopian
- Cauliflower with broccoli romesco basque
- Chicken, orange and sesame
- Salad with broccoli and kale
- broccoli charred with chili garlic
- vegan beef stir-fry
- Broccoli crunch salad
- Glazed beef hoison
- Carrot and ginger slaw
- Kale and Brussels salad
- Broccoli crunch salad
- Grilled chicken and kale with Brussels, meal
- Caulilini, grilled with sweet poppy seed sauce
- Salad detox
- Broccoli with roasted tomatoes
- Broccoli and cauliflower chorizo, roasted
- Chicken cashew
- Chicken orange
- Kale and Brussels sprouts, small salad
- Platter crudite vegetable, for 10
- Platter credite vegetable, for 20
Packaged in Store
- Salmon dinner with lemon herb, for 2
- Salmon dinner with mild Italian, for 2
- Salmon dinner with Thai curry, for 2
- Kale and Brussels, family size
- Chicken orange and vegetable, family meal
- Chicken rosemary paleo, single meal
- Salmon detox salad paleo, single meal
- Korean chicken bowl
- Shaved Brussel sprout grilled chicken
The states that are listed in the listeria recall include:
- New Mexico
- North Carolina
- South Carolina
- New Jersey
- New York
- Washington, D.C.
- Rhode Island
Listeria Symptoms and Signs
Listeria monocytogenes is a bacterium, or germ, that causes an infection called listeriosis. The infection occurs when someone eats a food with the bacteria on it.
The CDC reports that each year about 1,600 people fall ill from listeria in the United States, and about 260 of them die from their infections. The people most at risk of becoming ill from listeria are pregnant women and their newborns, adults over the age of 65, and people with weakened immune systems.
Listeria symptoms can start the day you eat a contaminated food, or they can begin days or weeks after contamination. The most common signs of listeriosis include:
- flu-like symptoms
- joint pain
- stiff neck
If you experience any of these symptoms after consuming potentially contaminated foods, seek medical attention immediately.
- Whole Foods Market announced a voluntary vegetable recall after its supplier confirmed possible listeria contamination.
- A range of vegetable, meat and fish products is included in the recall. Anyone who bought these products from Oct. 10 to Nov. 4 can return them with a receipt for a full refund.
- The most common signs of listeria infection include fever, flu-like symptoms, headaches, joint pain and dizziness. If you suspect that you’ve consumed contaminated foods, seek medical advice immediately.