Whole Foods is recalling more products because of Listeria concerns
For the second time in a month, Whole Foods (WFM) is recalling products over listeria concerns, the company announced Monday.
The products affected by the recall include its curry chicken salad and classic deli pasta salad, which are sold in East Coast stores, the company said in a release. The states selling the products include Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey.
Whole Foods, which saw its stock slide nearly 5% as of Monday afternoon, recalled blue cheese earlier in October also due to listeria concerns.
In this instance, however, there have been no reported illnesses. “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. “The effected [sic] products were sold in stores between October 18 and October 22, 2015 and have a “sell by” date of October 23, 2015.”
“A sampling of the products tested positive for Listeria Monocytogenes during a routine inspection of Whole Foods Market’s North Atlantic Kitchen facility,” Whole Foods added.
Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that can cause fatal health complications in kids or the elderly.