MORRISTOWN, NJ - Whole Foods Market is voluntarily recalling various prepared food items in eight states after Satur Farms recalled baby spinach due to a potential contamination of Salmonella.
According to the FDA, Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.
Whole Foods announced that this includes salads, pizza, sandwiches, and wraps. However, in New Jersey, the recall affects the Chicken Cordon Blue Panini, The New England Cranberry Turkey Sandwich, The Paleo Mediterranean Tuna Salad and Spinach Sauteed with Garlic. Affected products are labeled with a Whole Foods Market scale label and can be identified by the following information:
|Chicken Cordon Blue Panini||0236489||1/24/2019||CT, NJ, NY|
|New England Cranberry Turkey Sandwich||0236543||1/24/2019||CT, NJ, NY|
|Paleo Mediterranean Tuna Salad||0278786||1/27/2019||CT, NJ, NY|
|Spinach, Sauteed with Garlic CC||0262208||1/27/2019||CT, NJ, NY|
Customers who purchased these products can bring a valid receipt into stores for a full refund. Consumers with additional questions can call 1-844-936-8255 between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. CST, Monday through Friday, or 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Saturday through Sunday.