- Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, Walmart, and 7-Eleven are recalling thousands of pounds of ready-to-eat salads and wraps.
- A corn supplier alerted producers their products may have been contaminated with Salmonella or Listeria.
- So far, no illnesses have been reported in connection with the recall.
Retailers across the country are recalling 2,811 pounds of ready-to-eat salads and wraps because a corn ingredient in them may be contaminated with Listeria or Salmonella. The producers of the wraps and salads found out about the possibility of contamination when a shared supplier recalled the corn this week, reports.
Salmonella causes about 1.2 million illnesses and 450 deaths each year in the U.S., while Listeria causes 1,600 listeriosis infections and 260 deaths. Both include gastrointestinal symptoms and are especially dangerous among children, older adults, and people with weakened immune systems, adds.
So far, there have been no reports of illness associated with eating any of the products. But the USDA recommends throwing away or returning any affected products immediately. You can read the full list of recalls , but here's what you know if you bought an affected product from a major chain.
916 pounds of ready-to-eat wraps and salads because of a corn ingredient that might be contaminated with Salmonella and Listeria. The products, which were produced from October 5 through October 13, were branded as Mary's Harvest Southwest Chicken Wrap with Rib Meat and Trader Jose's Mexicali Inspired Salad with Chili Seasoned Chicken. They were shipped to locations in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington.
Whole Foods Market
940 pounds of ready-to-eat salad because of the same corn ingredient, carrying risks of Salmonella and Listeria contamination. The products were branded as 365 by Whole Foods Market BBQ Style Chopped Salad With Chicken, 365 by Whole Foods Market Chicken Fajita Salad, and other names. They were produced between October 9 and October 13. The company is also recalling products without the Whole Foods labeling.
217 pounds of ready-to-eat salad because of the same corn ingredient, carrying risks of Listeria and Salmonella contamination. They were produced on October 13 with the label 7-Eleven Bistro Southwest Style Salad With Bacon, and were sold at locations in Texas.
738 pounds of ready-to-eat salad because of the corn that may contain Salmonella or Listeria. They have the label Marketside Fiesta Salad With Steak, were produced between October 11 and October 14, and were sold in Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina.