Ready Pac Foods Inc. is recalling nearly 30 tons of pre-packaged chicken salads because they contain cheese that is already being recalled over potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, a bacterium that causes severe foodborne illness.
Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one developed symptoms of food poisoning after eating Ready Pac salad,you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit and our lawyers can help.
What’s the Problem?
February 24, 2017 – Ready Pac salads affected by this recall include:
- Single-serve salad bowl packages of “Ready Pac Foods Puro Picante Blazin Hot”
- Size: 7.5 ounce
- Use By Dates: 1/31/2017 – 3/4/2017
- Establishment number P-27497, P-32081, or P-18502B (inside USDA mark of inspection)
These salads were produced at three different Ready Pac facilities from Jan. 17 to Feb. 17, 2017, and shipped to retail locations across the U.S., according to a USDA Recall Notice.
“The problem was discovered on Feb. 21 when the firm received notification from the cheese supplier that the cheese ingredient utilized in the chicken salad products was included in an expanded cheese recall due to potential contamination with L. monocytogenes,” USDA said. “Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.”
Eating foods contaminated with listeria can lead to listeriosis, a food poisoning infection that causes symptoms including fever, muscle aches, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance and convulsions sometimes preceded by diarrhea or other gastrointestinal symptoms.
These symptoms can take up to 70 days after exposure to develop, so consumers who have eaten the recalled salads are urged to monitor themselves for symptoms in the coming months.
Do I have a Ready Pac Salad Recall Lawsuit?
The Food Poisoning Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Ready Pac salad lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new listeria infection cases in all 50 states.
Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you got a listeria infection from Ready Pac salad, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.