(Ft. Lauderdale, FL) – Whole Foods Market in the state of Florida only has initiated a voluntary recall of certain fresh food items sold in prepared foods departments, as well as one item sold in seafood departments of their 17 Florida stores. The items are being recalled as they could have been made using raw yellow onions processed by Gills Onions, LLC, which initiated a recall on their product due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
To date, there have been no complaints or illnesses reported to Whole Foods Market or to the Food & Drug Administration involving the products being recalled.
Any of the following items below that were offered in the prepared foods department-either the full service counters and cases, self service hot and cold bars, and/or the prepackaged food sections- contain raw onions and are subject to this recall. Conch salad was the one item offered in the seafood department.
Baby Shrimp Salad
Beet & Goat Cheese Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette
Chunky Ranch Vegetable Salad No Oil Added
Cranberry Tuna Salad Roll
Family Sized Savings Thousand Island Potato Salad
Miso Kissed Cukes
New York City Corned Beef On Rye
Pasta with Long Beans & Arame in Creamy Beet Vinaigrette
Ranch Dressing No Oil Added
Ranch Iceberg Salad Wedge No Oil Added
Santa Fe Turkey Salad No Oil Added
Shrimp Salad Sandwich
Shrimp with Snow Peas
Soy & The Sea
Thousand Island Chicken Salad
Thousand Island Chicken Salad Roll
Thousand Island Chicken Salad Sandwich
Thousand Island Potato Salad
Thousand Island Shrimp Salad
Thousand Island Surimi
Thousand Island Surimi Crab Salad Roll
Thousand Island Surimi Salad
Three Bean Salad
Tuna with Cranberries Salad Sandwich
Tuna with Sun-Dried Cranberries
Tuna with Sun-Dried Cranberries & Lemon
Turkey Spring Roll
The potentially affected products were prepared and sold at the company’s 17 Florida locations only, between July 7, 2012 and July 27, 2012. The stores include: Biscayne, Boca Raton, Coral Gables, Coral Springs, Ft. Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Naples, Palm Beach Gardens, Pembroke Pines, Phillips Crossing, Pinecrest, Plantation, Sarasota, South Beach, Tampa, Wellington and Winter Park.
Customers should dispose of the products and return to their local Florida location with receipt to receive a refund. For more information on the onion recall visit: https://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/default.htm. Customers with questions about the recall may contact the customer service desk at their local store.
The FDA states that Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.