Whole Foods is recalling over 230 pounds of curry chicken salad products due to concern over possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, a bacteria which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections. The grocery store chain is also recalling packages of its classic deli pasta salad, according to a statement from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
The affected products were shipped to a warehouse and retail locations in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York and Rhode Island.
No illnesses have been reported so far.
The salads were sold in a variety of ways, including prepackaged, in salad bars, in store's chef's cases and in sandwiches and wraps prepared in the stores. The effected items were sold in stores between October 18 and October 22 and have a "sell by" date of October 23, 2015.
The problem was detected by routine sample testing conducted by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.
Consumers who have purchased these items are urged not to consume them and to throw them away and bring their receipt to the store for a full refund.
Signs of a Listeria infection include fever, muscle aches and gastrointestinal symptoms. The disease primarily affects older adults, pregnant women, newborns and people with weakened immune systems. Anyone who thinks they may be infected should seek medical attention immediately.
The FDA posted the following list of products affected by the recall: