BOSTON (WWLP) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced the recall of hundreds of thousands of pounds of chicken salad that was sold under several different brand names in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, because there are concerns about listeria contamination.
The USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service says that Massachusetts-based Boston Salads produced the ready-to-eat salads between August 23 and October 14. The salads were sold under the Dietz & Watson, Price Chopper, Market Source, Northern Haserot, Rachael’s Gourmet, and Boston Salads brands.
The salads were sold in different varieties, including “white chicken salad,” “chicken Caesar salad, “cranberry walnut chicken salad” “tropical cranberry walnut”, and simply “chicken salad.”
The recalled salads have sell-by dates ranging from 9/13/2013 through 11/4/2013, and the establishment number “P-17999” inside the USDA mark of inspection.
For more information, and a complete listing of all the salads on the recall, click here. You can also call the Boston Salads sales department at (617) 307-6340 ext. 21 with questions.
Infection from listeria can cause stomach problems and diarrhea as well as fever, muscle aches, and even convulsions.
While much of this salad may already be expired, officials are concerned that consumers and retailers may have frozen it.