Trader Joe's recalls salads in 9 states due to listeria, salmonella concerns

Lloyd Doyle
October 20, 2018

GHSW, LLC recalled approximately 1,786 pounds of ready-to-eat salad after experts determined that a corn ingredient may be contaminated with the bacteria.

Trader Joe's has recalled salads in nine states due to concerns they could be contaminated with listeria or salmonella.

No illnesses have been reported related to the recalled corn, according to federal officials.

The salad labels have the establishment number "EST. 45781" inside the USDA mark of inspection, the federal agency said in a news release.

According to the news release, the ready-to-eat meat and poultry taquitos were produced from July 1 through October 10, 2018.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates salmonella causes about 1.2 million illnesses and 450 deaths in the US each year, with food the source of an overwhelming majority of the cases.

"Prime Deli Corporation received notification that the corn used in the production of their Southwest Style Salad with Bacon was being recalled by their corn supplier due to Listeria monocytogenes and salmonella concerns", said the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service in an alert.

The salads were the Trader Jose's Mexicali Inspired Salad, the BBQ Flavored Chicken Salad and the Field Fresh Chopped Salad with Grilled Chicken Breast.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions from eating the salads.

All of the brands listed are thought to have been contaminated by the Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes-tainted corn.

FSIS is concerned that some product may be frozen and in consumers' freezers.

It causes listeriosis, which is characterized by diarrhea and fever, within one to four weeks of infection, though the USDA FSIS says some people can take up to 70 days to show symptoms. Less commonly, people outside these risk groups are affected. An invasive infection spreads beyond the gastrointestinal tract.

Consumption of food contaminated with L. monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, a serious infection that primarily affects older adults, persons with weakened immune systems, and pregnant women and their newborns. It's typically treated with antibiotics.

If you have any of these products, you're encouraged to throw them away or return them to the retailer from whom you purchased them.

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