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Hawaii Department of Health Recalls Four Salad Kits over Potential Listeria Monocytogenes Contamination

ByEditor

Feb 10, 2024
Ready Pac salad kits recalled by DOH

The Hawaii Department of Health’s Food and Drug Branch has issued a voluntary recall of four salad kits by Ready Pac Foods, Inc. due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. These products were sold at Walmart and Costco in Hawaii.

The salad kits are being recalled because they contain cheese from Rizo Lopez Foods, which was recently recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes. As of Friday, no one has reported adverse effects from the salad kits. If consumed through food, Listeria monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, a serious and sometimes fatal infection that mostly affects people who are pregnant, newborns, older adults and others with weakened immune systems. It can cause miscarriages and stillbirths in healthy people.

Symptoms may include fever, severe headache, muscle aches, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain or diarrhea within several days of consuming the contaminated food. Symptoms may develop up to two months later for some individuals. Antibiotics are used to treat listeriosis. The FDB advises consumers to check the products listed below and dispose of them or return them for a refund:

Product description: Marketside Southwest Chopped Kit (Walmart)

Size: 10.3 oz

UPC: 681131305129

Use by date: 12/27/2023–1/14/2024

Product description: Marketside Southwest Chopped Kit (Walmart)

Size: 10.3 oz

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