New England deli salads recalled over possible contamination

Posted Oct. 28, 2013, at 6:29 a.m.
Last modified Oct. 28, 2013, at 7:08 p.m.

The recall of prepared salads by a Boston company is expanding to include seafood, shrimp, tuna and potato salads made for sale by early November in New England states.

On Friday, Boston Salads and Provisions Co. Inc. recalled 223,000 pounds of chicken salad because possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. On Monday, the recall was expanded to include 80,000 pounds more of prepared deli salads, according to a news release from the N.H. Department of Health and Human Services.

The deli salads range in container sizes from 1 pound to 30 pounds and come under the brand names Boston Salads, Market Sources, Price Chopper, Dietz & Watson, Northern Haserot, Costa Fresh Fruit Ideas and Rachael’s Gourmet.

There are no known illnesses related to the recall, according to the release. Additional recalls may occur as the investigation continues.

Infection with Listeria can produce symptoms such as fever, muscle aches, nausea and vomiting.

The infection can be treated with antibiotics, so the health department suggests anyone who thinks they may have the illness contact their health care provider. The health department also urges customers who purchased any of the products that could be contaminated not to open them and to return them to the store where purchased.

Distributed by MCT Information Services

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