To be released immediately!
May 21, 2016
Another voluntarily recalling salad Phoenix Arizona Papa John and Produce, Inc.
They are withdrawing their oriental salad with sesame ginger dressing due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. This voluntary recall is being conducted with the Administration Food and Drug as the recalled products listed below contain sunflower seeds are a fragment of the last expansion of core reminder SunOpta sunflower .
You can find more details in the memory of SunOpta this site: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm502184.htm
What is Listeria monocytogenes?
Listeria monocytogenes is the species of pathogenic bacteria that causes listeriosis infection. It is an optional, able to survive in the presence or absence of oxygen anaerobic bacteria.
can grow and reproduce inside host cells and is one of the borne pathogens more virulent food, with 20 to 30% of clinical infections resulting in death.
causes approximately 1,600 illnesses and 260 deaths in the United States (US) a year, listeriosis is the third leading cause of death among bacterial pathogens transmitted by food, with rates higher mortality even Salmonella and Clostridium botulinum. Studies suggest that up to 10% of human gastrointestinal tracts can be colonized by Listeria monocytogenes.
listeriosis in the European Union continues an upward trend that began in 2008, causing 2,161 confirmed cases and 210 deaths registered in 2014, 16% more than in 2013. Mortality rates of listeriosis are also found in the EU than the other food-Borne pathogens.
of Listeria monocytogenes The organism can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.
Although healthy individuals can only go through short-term symptoms such as:
1. High fever,
2. severe headaches (migraine)
3. muscle stiffness
5. abdominal pain and
A serious infection Listeria can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths in pregnant women.
However, there has been no reports salad and produce any confirmed until 05/21/16 for products involved in the voluntary recall of Pope John disease.
Note that products listed in this voluntary recall have already been distributed in the following US states :. AZ, CA, ID, MT, ND, New Mexico, Oregon, WY
Affected retail stores include: Albertson, Safeway, Bashas’ and Food 4 Less
Albertsons / Safeway
|oriental salad with sesame ginger dressing||10 oz||78279602691||5/18, 5/19, 5/20, 5/21, 5/22, 5/23, 5/24, 5/25|
|oriental salad with sesame ginger dressing||10 oz||78279602691||5/18, 5/19, 5/20, 5/21, 5/22, 5/23, 5/24|
|Food 4 Less|
|oriental salad with sesame ginger dressing||13 oz||78279602840||5/18, 5/19, 5/20, 5/21, 5/22, 5/23, 5/24, 5/25|
Currently, Pope John salads and Produce, Inc. . It is working closely with our customers to remove the products from store shelves and their subsequent distribution. As for consumers who have already purchased these items, are now advised to discard them or return them to the store where you originally bought THEM . The expiration date is located on the left side of the 10 oz package and top of the 13 Oz. package.
Media and consumers with questions about the recall may contact
Brandy Mr. Rousselle Consumer Relations Manager, ext (480) 894-6885 . 125 .
The network is monitored 08 a.m.-05: 00 pm, 7 days a week.
To make our part of the withdrawal, we have already contacted our customers regarding specific batch codes and shipments that were included in this recall.
See product photos below:
Source of images: www.fda.com