Whole Foods Issues Recall Over Potential Salmonella Contamination

January 25, 2019 Updated: January 25, 2019

Whole Foods is recalling a slew of products over potential salmonella contamination, including salads, pizza, and sandwiches.

The Amazon-owned, Texas-based company said that all of the recalled items contain baby spinach. Baby spinach and mesclun from Satur Farms, a New York-based Whole Foods supplier, was recently identified as being potentially contaminated by salmonella.

“Consumption of this product by consumers represents a potential health hazard,” Whole Foods said in a message on its website.

“The affected products, including salads, pizza, sandwiches, and wraps, were sold at stores in Connecticut, Florida, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, and Rhode Island. No illnesses have been reported at this time,” according to the Food & Drug Administration.

Satur Farms has requested all wholesaler and retail businesses that received the potentially contaminated spinach and mesclun to stop selling it.

Anyone who bought one or more of the items can return them to the store with a receipt for a full refund.

See the full list of the products below.

Chicken Florentine Panini             0265249                1/26/2019            CT, MA, ME, NH, RI

Golden Beet & Tangerine Salad 0276651                1/26/2019            CT, MA, ME, NH, RI

Locavore Cheese Steak Wrap     0288833                1/26/2019            CT, MA, ME, NH, RI

Mediterranean Stuffed Salmon 0276640                1/26/2019            CT, MA, ME, NH, RI

Quinoa with Dark Leafy Greens 0276652                1/26/2019            CT, MA, ME, NH, RI

Roasted Vegetables Panini          0286668                1/26/2019            CT, MA, ME, NH, RI

Salad Spring Berry Power             0261702                1/26/2019            CT, MA, ME, NH, RI

Smoked Turkey with Apple & Cheddar Sandwich              0289436                1/26/2019            CT, MA, ME, NH, RI

Spinach and Vegetable Quinoa Salad      0287410                1/26/2019            CT, MA, ME, NH, RI

Spinach Ravioli Salad with Lemon, Tomato, and Parmesan            0262216                1/26/2019            CT, MA, ME, NH, RI

Strawberry Balsamic Quinoa CC 0226215                1/26/2019            CT, MA, ME, NH, RI

Tofu Shawarma Wrap    0225938                1/26/2019            CT, MA, ME, NH, RI

Turkey Avocado Sandwich (Turkado Sandwich)  0268506                1/26/2019            CT, MA, ME, NH, RI

Turkey with Spinach & Feta Sandwich     0278131                1/26/2019            CT, MA, ME, NH, RI

Vegan Spinach Almond Ricotta Pizza       0289927                1/26/2019            CT, MA, ME, NH, RI

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

Avocado Dragon Ball Bowl            0239999                1/27/2019            FL

Bistro Pasta Salad             0270265                1/26/2019            F

whole foods label
A label from Whole Food’s “Bistro Pasta Salad,” one of a slew of products the company recalled due to fears of salmonella contamination. (FDA)

Breakfast Sandwich Platter          0289062                1/26/2019            FL

Chicken Enchiladas Dinner           0268015                1/28/2019            FL

Cilantro & Lime Chicken Burrito 0270878                1/26/2019            FL

Coconut Kiwi Butter Bowl             0251413                1/27/2019            FL

Egg White & Spinach Breakfast  0276983                1/27/2019            FL

Egg White Burrito             0276829                1/27/2019            FL

Eggplant Rolantini            0270871                1/26/2019            FL

Focaccia Vegetable Pesto Sandwich        0260646                1/27/2019            FL

Goat Cheese Salad With Mandarin Orange & Candied Cashews  0272681                1/27/2019            FL

I Yam What I Yam Bowl  0251986                1/27/2019            FL

Large Brasserie Cheese Goat Salad          0272680                1/27/2019            FL

Large Goat Cheese Green Salad                0289143                1/28/2019            FL

Large Spinach & Mushroom Salad             0272061                1/27/2019            FL

Maple Glazed Acorn Squash       0284071                1/26/2019            FL

Mesclun Mix With Candied Pecans & Sun Dried Cranberries         0272093                1/27/2019            FL

Mesclun Mix With Candied Pecans & SunDried Cranberries          0272788                1/27/2019            FL

Mustard Crusted Salmon              0271328                1/28/2019            FL

My Big Fat Greek Pizza  0270663                1/26/2019            FL

Orange Lentil Vegetable Egg Bowl            0251625                1/27/2019            FL

Pizza Il Mediterraneo     0229250                1/24/2019            FL

Salad Golden Beets Tangerine   0271078                1/26/2019            FL

Sandwich Baguette Chicken Saltimbocca               0237929                1/26/2019            FL

Sandwich Baguette Turkey Brie                 0237933                1/26/2019            FL

Sandwich Ham Olive Sliced          0236398                1/27/2019            FL

Serbian Ajvar Vegetable Club     0220041                1/28/2019            FL

Small Spinach & Mushroom Salad             0272793                1/27/2019            FL

Smoked Mozzarella Pasta            0225081                1/28/2019            FL

Spinach Artichoke Bleus Pizza     0271388                1/26/2019            FL

Spinach Gorgonzola Salad            0267982                1/26/2019            FL

Spinach Strawberry Goat Cheese Salad  0260136                1/28/2019            FL

Spinach Walnut Bleus Pizza          0271331                1/26/2019            FL

Vegetable Pesto Focaccia             0244952                1/27/2019            FL

Vegetable Pesto Focaccia Sandwich        0244953                1/27/2019            FL

Watermelon Garbanzo Vegetable Bowl 0251968                1/27/2019            FL

salmonella bacteria
Illustration of Salmonella bacteria. (CDC)

Previous Recall, Salmonella

In October 2018, Whole Foods was among the companies that recalled food products over concerns of both listeria and salmonella.

GH Foods recalled ready-to-eat salads sold under the Whole Foods brand, citing concern over a contaminated corn ingredient.

Trader Joe’s and 711 brands were also recalled over similar concerns.

Salmonella can cause salmonellosis, a common bacterial foodborne illness, noted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

“CDC estimates Salmonella causes about 1.2 million illnesses, 23,000 hospitalizations, and 450 deaths in the United States every year. Food is the source for about 1 million of these illnesses,” the agency stated.

Symptoms include diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within 12 to 72 hours after consuming a contaminated product.

Most people recover without treatment; most of those hospitalized suffer from severe diarrhea.

The illness typically lasts four to seven days.

From NTD News

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