Papa John’s Salad Recalls Oriental Salad for Listeria Concerns
Papa John’s Salad and Produce has recalled its Oriental Salad with Sesame Ginger Dressing due to a possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
About the Papa John’s Recall
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reports that Papa John’s Salads and Produce, Inc. is working to remove its Oriental Salad with Sesame Ginger Dressing from shelves and distribution. Customers who have purchase the product are advised to either discard the item or return it to the store where it was purchased.
Customers of specific lot codes and shipments affected by the recall have already been contacted. No illnesses have been reported to Papa John’s Salads and Produce as of 5/21/16.
The Oriental Salad contains sunflower kernels that are part of the recent SunOpta sunflower kernel recall expansion, and Papa John’s has volunteered to recall its product in cooperation with the FDA.
Products and Retailers Affected by the Recall
Products involved by this recall were distributed in the following states: Arizona, California, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, New Mexico, Oregon, and Wyoming. They were sold in these retail stores: Albertson’s, Safeway, Bashas’, and Food 4 Less.
The container size, UPC and sell by date for specific retailers are listed below:
- Albertson’s/Safeway: 10 oz.; 78279602691; 5/18, 5/ 19, 5/20, 5/21, 5/22, 5/23, 5/24, 5/25
- Bashas: 10 oz.; 78279602691; 5/18, 5/ 19, 5/20, 5/21, 5/22, 5/23, 5/24
- Food 4 Less: 13 oz.; 78279602840; 5/18, 5/ 19, 5/20, 5/21, 5/22, 5/23, 5/24, 5/25
The sell by date can be found on the left side of the 10 oz. package and on the top side of the 13 oz. package.
About Listeria Monocytogenes
According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Papa John’s Salad and Produce, Inc. is voluntary recalling its Oriental Salad that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, which can cause serious and possibly fatal infections in those with weakened immune systems, such as children and elderly people.
Healthy individuals may suffer short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. However, it can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.