WASHINGTON, D.C. (KPLR) –Schnucks and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service has recalled nearly 130 pounds of curry white meat chicken salad with walnuts that was produced by the Schnucks kitchen in O’Fallon, Missouri. The recall is due to potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.
The chicken salad was produced on April 24, 2014 and shipped to Schnucks grocery stores in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Missouri and Wisconsin in three pound bags.
The curry chicken salad was sold at deli counters in various consumer packaging. The containers may bear a purchase date between April 24, 2014 and May 2, 2014. Bulk case labels or packaging may bear the case code 0989674 or 0963124 as well as establishment number “EST. P-13562” inside the USDA mark of inspection.
The problem came to light after routine product testing on April 28, 2014 by food safety and inspection service workers. It’s believed walnuts from an outside supplier may have been contaminated with Listeria.
Food contaminated by Listeria, may cause a serious infection in older adults, persons with weakened immune systems, pregnant women and their newborns.
Listeriosis can cause fever, muscle aches, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance and convulsions sometimes preceded by diarrhea or other gastrointestinal symptoms. It can be treated with antibiotics. If you develop some of these symptoms, you should seek medical care.
Consumers with questions regarding the recall can contact Joannie Taylor, Director of Consumer Affairs, at 314-994-4400 or 1-800-264-4400. You can also visit Food Safety and Inspection Service website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.