Whole Foods recalls vegetable products over listeria fears

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November 07, 2019 - 3:46 pm
Whole Foods Market in Brooklyn, NY

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Whole Foods announced a voluntary recall on Wednesday of dozens of products nationwide over fears of listeria.

The recall affects products that were available on salad bars, hot bars, in chefs' cases and in prepackaged containers. The potentially-infected items were sold between Oct. 10 and Nov. 4. 

The recalled items in the tri-state area were all from the salad bar. Five items available in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut were recalled: Trend Alert Caulilini with Vadouvan Curry; Caulilini, Roasted Grape & Curry Vinaigrette Cindy's; Roasted Caulilini; Cauliflower Caulilini; and Wedge Greek Salad. Caulilini & Broccoli Lemon Caper, available in Connecticut, was recalled as well.

Mann Packing Co., a vendor of Whole Foods and other national chains, issued a recall Monday for more than 100 vegetable products. Mann issued the recall over fears that the products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. No illnesses related to the recalled items have been reported.

Listeria can cause flu-like symptoms in healthy adults, but can be serious and even fatal for young children, the elderly, pregnant women, and anyone with an weakened immune system.  

Customers who purchased a recalled product at Whole Foods Market can bring a receipt into a store for a full refund.