Recall Alert: Possible Listeria Contamination in Pita Pal Foods, LP, Salads

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Various salads are being recalled by Pita Pal Foods, LP, due to possible contamination of Listeria monocytogenes. The Houston, Texas, company is voluntarily recalling the following:

  • Mediterranean 3 Bean Salad (Pita Pal, eight-ounce)
  • Mediterranean 3 Bean Salad (Food Service Pita Pal, 2/4lbs)
  • Mediterranean 3 Bean Salad (Pita Pal, 24-ounces)
  • Caviar (Food Service Pita Pal Texas, 2/4.5lbs)
  • Chipotle Quinoa Salad (Pita Pal, 28-ounces)
  • Corn Relish Salad (Food Service Pita Pal, 2/5lbs)
  • Texas Caviar (Pita Pal, eight-ounce)

Expiration Dates run until June 13, 2016. All products are contained in plastic containers with lids. These products were distributed  at retail stores and distributors across New York, Texas, Florida, California, Minnesota, Georgia, Wisconsin, and Oklahoma—consumers and retailers are being advised to throw out these products.

This recall was initiated after information was received from CRF Frozen Foods, a frozen corn ingredient supplier to Pita Pal Foods. CRF Frozen Foods first initiated a recall on corn that Pita Pal Foods, LP, bought from them, which was utilized in manufacturing the recalled salads in question.

Pita Pal Foods, LP, has since tossed the corn lot and notified their customers and distributors to destroy products that could possibly be affected.

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Listeria monocytogenes can cause mortal infections, especially in those with weakened immune systems, the elderly and children. The infection can also lead to stillbirths or miscarriages among pregnant women. Less-serious short-term symptoms include headaches, fever, nausea, stiffness, diarrhea and abdominal pain.

To date, no illnesses have been reported. Inquiries may be directed to Pita Pal Foods, LP, 713-777-7482, from Monday – Friday between 9 am and 4 pm CST (10am – 5pm ET).


Source:
“Pita Pal Foods, LP Recalls Corn Relish Salad, Texas Caviar Salad, Mediterranean 3 Bean Salad And Chipotle Quinoa Salad Because Of Possible Health Risk,” U.S. Food and Drug Administration web site, May 5, 2016; http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm499568.htm.