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Papa John's Salad and Produce Recalls Oriental Salad with Sesame Ginger Dressing Due to Possible Listeria monocytogenes Contamination

For Immediate Release

May 21, 2016



Brandy Rousselle, Consumer Relation’s Manager
(480) 894-6885 ext. 125


Phoenix Arizona, Papa John’s Salad and Produce, Inc. is voluntarily recalling Oriental Salad with Sesame Ginger Dressing due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. This voluntary action is being undertaken in cooperation with the US Food and Drug Administration because the recalled products contain sunflower kernels that are part of the recent SunOpta sunflower kernel recall expansion.

SunOpta’s recall can be found at:

Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that 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.

No illnesses as of 5/21/16 have been reported to Papa John’s Salads and Produce for the products involved in this voluntary recall.

Products covered by this voluntary recall were distributed in the following states AZ, CA, ID, MT, ND, NM, OR, WY. Specific retail stores affected include Albertson’s, Safeway, Bashas’, and Food 4 Less.

BrandContainer SizeUPCSell by Date
Oriental Salad with Sesame Ginger Dressing10 oz.782796026915/18, 5/ 19, 5/20, 5/21, 5/22, 5/23, 5/24, 5/25
Oriental Salad with Sesame Ginger Dressing10 oz.782796026915/18, 5/ 19, 5/20, 5/21, 5/22, 5/23, 5/24
Food 4 Less
Oriental Salad with Sesame Ginger Dressing13 oz.782796028405/18, 5/ 19, 5/20, 5/21, 5/22, 5/23, 5/24, 5/25

Papa John’s Salads and Produce, Inc. is working with our customers to remove the products from store shelves and distribution. Consumers who have purchased these items are advised to discard them or return them to the store where originally purchased. The sell by date is located on the left side for the 10 oz. package and top side for the 13 oz. package.

Media and consumers with questions regarding the recall can contact Brandy Rousselle, Consumer Relation’s Manager, at (480) 894-6885 ext. 125. The line is monitored between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM, 7 days a week.

We have already contacted our customers regarding specific lot codes and shipments that were impacted by this recall.


Product Photos

  • Oriental Salad with Sesame Ginger dressing, 13 oz
  • Oriental Salad with Sesame Ginger dressing, Basha’s, 10 oz
  • Fresh Oriental Salad with Sesame Ginger dressing (top view), Alberstons-Safeway, 10 oz
  • Oriental Salad (side view),  sell by 5/25

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