Whole Foods Market has issued a voluntary recall of certain fresh food items sold in their prepared food departments 17 Florida store locations. The fresh food items being recalled may have been made using raw yellow onions processed by Gills Onions, which initiated a recall on their product due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
There have been no complaints or illnesses reported as of yet. The following items below were offered in the prepared foods department — the full service counters and cases, self-service hot or cold bars, and/or the prepackaged food sections — contain raw onions.
- Baby Shrimp Salad
- Beet & Goat Cheese Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette
- Beet Dressing
- Chunky Ranch Vegetable Salad No Oil Added
- Cranberry Tuna Salad Roll
- Family Sized Savings Thousand Island Potato Salad
- Miso Dressing
- Miso Kissed Cukes
- New York City Corned Beef On Rye
- Pasta with Long Beans & Arame in Creamy Beet Vinaigrette
- Ranch Dressing No Oil Added
- Ranch Iceberg Salad Wedge No Oil Added
- Russian Coleslaw
- Russian Salad
- Santa Fe Turkey Salad No Oil Added
- Seasonal Succotash
- Shrimp Salad Sandwich
- Shrimp with Snow Peas
- Soy & The Sea
- Tempeh Salad
- Thousand Island Chicken Salad
- Thousand Island Chicken Salad Roll
- Thousand Island Chicken Salad Sandwich
- Thousand Island Potato Salad
- Thousand Island Shrimp Salad
- Thousand Island Surimi
- Thousand Island Surimi Crab Salad Roll
- Thousand Island Surimi Salad
- Three Bean Salad
- Tofu Japonaise
- Tuna with Cranberries Salad Sandwich
- Tuna with Sun-Dried Cranberries
- Tuna with Sun-Dried Cranberries & Lemon
- Turkey Spring Roll
According to the FDA, Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children and frail or elderly people. Healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, diarrhea and abdominal pain. Miscarriages and stillbirths in pregnant women have been linked to a Listeria infection.
The potentially affected products were sold between July 7 and July 27, 2012. The Florida stores locations affected are: Biscayne, Boca Raton, Coral Gables, Coral Springs, Ft. Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Naples, Palm Beach Gardens, Pembroke Pines, Phillips Crossing, Pinecrest, Plantation, Sarasota, South Beach, Tampa, Wellington, and Winter Park.
According to the recall notice, customers are asked to dispose of the product and return to their local Florida location to present receipt for refund. For further information on the onion recall, visit: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/default.htm. For additional questions about the recall, consumers may contact the customer service desk at their local store.
If you have been suffered an illness due to a food born pathogen, a defective products attorney may be able to help you pursue the compensation you deserve. For more information, call 1-888-BURNETTI.