Whole Foods Has Recalled More Than 500 Pounds of Food This Month for Listeria Contamination
Whole Foods is not having a great month. For the second time in almost as many weeks, Whole Foods Market is recalling products due to listeria contamination. Earlier this month, Papillion Organic Roquefort packaged blue cheese was pulled off shelves and now 250 pounds of pre-packaged curry chicken salad and classic deli pasta salsad, sold in East Coast stores, is being recalled.
There have been no reported illnesses from the latest recall but since the blue cheese contamination was reported, Whole Foods stock has slid five percent, according to Fortune.com.
“The salads were sold prepackaged, in salad bars, in store’s chef’s cases and in sandwiches and wraps prepared in the stores,” the company explained in a statement. “A sampling of the products tested positive for Listeria Monocytogenes during a routine inspection of Whole Foods Market’s North Atlantic Kitchen facility.”
The products were sold between October 22 and 23. Consumers who purchased any of the above are urged to throw them away or return them to the store.