Food recalls are something that should not be taken lightly as it could lead to serious health consequences in some cases. Recently, a popular salad that has been sold at major retailers has been recalled. This recall is said to affect thousands of customers.
"Retailers across the country are recalling 2,811 pounds of ready-to-eat salads and wraps because a corn ingredient in them may be contaminated with Listeria or Salmonella. The producers of the wraps and salads found out about the possibility of contamination when a shared supplier recalled the corn this week, Business Insider reports," reported Delish.
The salads were sold at Walmart, Trader Joe's and Whole Foods. Employees are currently working to remove the products from store shelves. At this time, no illnesses have been reported due to the contaminated lunches.
"Salmonella causes about 1.2 million illnesses and 450 deaths each year in the U.S., while Listeria causes 1,600 listeriosis infections and 260 deaths. Both include gastrointestinal symptoms and are especially dangerous among children, older adults, and people with weakened immune systems," according to CBS.
The salads were produced during October and were sold as ready to eat meals. They were sold under various different names by the different vendors. It is best to call your local grocer and see if any of your ready-to-eat salads have been affected by this recall.
Do you have any of these salads at home? Be sure and check your fridge to be sure! In other related news, the FDA recall of blood pressure drugs has worsened and new scary details have been revealed.