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Boston Salads and Prepared Foods Recalling Ready-To-Eat Products Because of Possible Health Risk
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - October 24, 2013 - Boston Salads and Prepared Foods, Boston, MA is voluntarily recalling the following prepared salads, because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
|Product Description:||Pack Sizes:||Sell by Dates: From||Sell by Dates: To|
|Seafood and Shrimp Salad||2-5 lbs||9/13/2013||11/4/2013|
|Chef Recipe Potato Salad||1-5 lbs||9/25/2013||11/13/2013|
|Costa Fruit Fresh Ideas Garden Tuna Salad||1-5 lbs||9/16/2013||11/4/2013|
|Seafood Salad||1-5 lbs||9/13/2013||11/4/2013|
|Tuna Salad||1-5 lbs||9/13/2013||11/4/2013|
|Shrimp Salad||1-5 lbs||9/13/2013||11/1/2013|
The Seafood and Shrimp Salad, Chef's Recipe Potato Salad, Seafood Salad, Tuna Salad and Shrimp Salad were manufactured by Boston Salads and Prepared Foods and bear the Boston Salads, Rachael’s Gourmet, Dietz and Watson labels with the sell by dates stated above. Garden Tuna Salad bears the Costa Fruit Fresh Ideas label with the sell by dates stated above.
There has been no illness or complaints related to this recall.
Listeria monocytogenes can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
Product was distributed throughout the MA,CT,RI,VT,and ME states to wholesale and food service distributors, and retail stores. No other products or code dates were affected by this recall.
Consumers who have purchased any of the suspect products are urged not to consume them and to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Questions may be addressed to Boston Salads at 617-541-9046 Monday through Friday between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm.
Recalled Product Photos Are Also Available on FDA's Flickr Photostream.