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Boston Company Recalls 223,000 Pounds of Chicken Salads

RECALLBOSTON (WGGB) — A Boston company is recalling nearly 223,000 pounds of chicken salad products due to possible Listeria contamination.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Safety Inspection Service announced Thursday that products produced by Boston Salads and Provisions Company, Inc. between August 23 and October 14, 2013 were distributed across Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

The recall affects chicken salads, cranberry walnut chicken salad, white chicken salad, and caesar salad from brands including Boston Salads, Dietz & Watson, Market Source, Northern Haserot, Price Chopper, and Rachael’s Gourmet.

The affected sizes range from 5 to 30 lb. containers, which should include the establishment number P-17999.

The USDA says most of the products are likely expired, but some could be stored in customers’ or retailers’ freezers.

New Hampshire Department of Public Health discovered the problem, when they detected Listeria in multiple containers.

Listeria can cause fever, muscle aches, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance and convulsions sometimes preceded by diarrhea or other gastrointestinal symptoms. An invasive infection spreads beyond the gastrointestinal tract. In pregnant women, the infection can cause miscarriages, stillbirths, premature delivery or life-threatening infection of the newborn.

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  • Sjordan742

    Dont they have some kind of testing they do to make sure foods aren’t contaminated before they are shipped out to stores to be sold & fed to people?? Especially young children & the elderly..

    • mamabear

      All companies that process meat are required to test for listeria etc – but it’s not something that is spread through an entire batch of food.

    • mamabear

      All companies that process meat are required to test for listeria etc – but it’s not something that is spread through an entire batch of food.