Walmart brand salad recalled due to possible contamination

A microscopic view of salmonella provided by the CDC

A microscopic view of salmonella provided by the CDC

GHSE, LLC, a Green Cove Springs, Florida establishment, is recalling approximately 738 pounds of ready-to-eat salad with meat products that contain a corn ingredient that may be contaminated with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Wednesday.

There have not been any confirmed bad reactions to the products, but anyone who may experience one is encouraged to contact a medical professional.

GHSE, based in Florida, issued a recall the same night as ready-to-eat salads sold in Florida, Georgia, and SC, saying a corn ingredient possibly contaminated with salmonella and listeria was in the salads; soon after Taylor Farms Northwest, based in Washington, recalled its Port Carnitas Bowl, citing concerns that its tomatillos could be contaminated with salmonella and listeria.

These products have the establishment number P-39985 inside the USDA inspection label.

The CDC warns the recall has not been finalized and customers should still watch out for symptoms of infection, and get rid of any beef with that number on it.

Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them.

12-oz. plastic bowl packages containing "good to go!"

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11-oz. clear plastic clamshell packages containing "TRADER JOSE'S MEXICALI INSPIRED SALAD WITH CHILI SEASONED CHICKEN" and "BEST BY" dates from 10/15/18 through 10/19/18.

Listeria is a serious infection caused by consuming contaminated food and causes an estimated 1,600 illnesses each year, resulting in about 260 deaths.

The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days. Children under five are at the highest risk of infection, with older adults and those with weakened immune systems also vulnerable to severe infections.

Consumption of food contaminated with L. monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, a serious infection that primarily affects older adults, persons with weakened immune systems, and 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's typically treated with antibiotics.

If you purchased any of the affected products, discard the salad or return it to any store location for a full refund.

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