Three Ready Pac Foods is recalling about 59,226 pounds of one variety of chicken salad that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. There have been no confirmed reports of illnesses in connection with the consumption of this product.
The recalled product is Ready Pac Foods Puro Picante Blazin Hot” chicken salad with use by dates of 01/31/17 through 03/04/17. The product is sold in 7.5 ounce single serving bowl packages. The product has establishment numbers P-27497, P-32081, or P-18502B inside the USDA mark of inspection. They were shipped to retail locations nationwide.
The problem was discovered February 21, 2017 when the firm received notification from their cheese supplier that the cheese used in the chicken salad was included in an expanded recall for potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. If you purchased this product, do not eat it. Throw it away in a sealed container or take it back to the store where you bought it for a full refund.
Clean out your refrigerator or wherever you stored this product with a mild bleach solution, since Listeria monocytogenes bacteria can be persistent and can survive at temperatures below 40°F. Wash your hands well with soap and water after handling this product.
If you ate this product, watch yourself for the symptoms of listeriosis for the next 70 days. Those symptoms include high fever, stiff neck, muscle aches, diarrhea, and abdominal pains. Pregnant women may only have a mild flu-like illness if they contract listeriosis, but this illness can cause stillbirth and miscarriages. If you do feel sick, see your doctor.