February 3, 2022 — Simply Fresh Market has issued a Public Health Alert about certain ready-to-eat chicken salad products that may be contaminated with Listeria bacteria.
A recall was not requested because the recalled products are no longer available for purchase.
The warning involves ready-to-eat chicken salad with apples and walnuts. The products were sold in 8-oz. and 16-oz. deli hinged containers with a sell-by date of “1/25” printed on the label.
The products were marked with “EST. P47170” in the USDA mark of inspection. They were shipped to 3 local markets in Atlanta, Georgia.
No illnesses were reported. Instead, the problem was discovered when the company notified safety officials that a sample of the product tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes bacteria.
In recent years, chicken salad has been linked to multiple outbreaks of Salmonella and Listeria illnesses, with hundreds of illnesses and at least 1 death reported.
An infection with Listeria can cause fever, muscle aches, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance and convulsions, sometimes preceded by diarrhea or other gastrointestinal symptoms.
There is also a risk of an invasive infection that spreads beyond the digestive system into other parts of the body. In pregnant women, the infection can cause miscarriages, stillbirths, and other complications.
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