Sandwiches and Salads Sold at Target, Fresh Market Recalled Over Listeria Concerns

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July 22, 2019Foodshare
Sandwiches and Salads Sold at Target, Fresh Market Recalled Over Listeria Concerns
Salads sold at Target and Fresh Market have been recalled over Listeria concerns. (Photo Credit: FDA)

The Fresh Market and Target are recalling some of their salads and sandwiches due to potential listeria contamination, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Elevation Foods says containers of Archer Farms-branded egg salad; Freskët brand egg salad, tuna salad, and Thai lobster salad; and Archer Farms-branded deviled egg sandwiches made on June 18 all fall under the recall.

The Fresh Market said the Thai Lobster Salad sold by the pound in the chain’s self-serve seafood salad bar and pre-packaged containers are included in the recall.

According to the company, 1,087 cases of the products were made at Elevation Foods’ Knoxville facility and shipped to retailer warehouses across the country.

The company says if consumers want to see if they have a potentially contaminated product, they should check the use-by date and lot number printed on the side of the containers or lids.

Recall Egg Salad 3
The use-by date and lot number printed on the side of the containers. (Photo Credit: FDA)
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Salads sold at Target and Fresh Market have been recalled over Listeria concerns. (Photo Credit: FDA)

No illnesses have been reported yet, but listeria bacteria can cause serious illness and sometimes fatal infections in children, the elderly and anyone with a weakened immune system, according to the FDA. Healthy people can develop short-term symptoms such as high fever, headaches, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. In women, listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths.

Officials at Elevation Foods said they discovered the problem after receiving a positive test result for three containers of affected egg salad that were sampled and tested by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. The company says it is working to figure out the source of the listeria.

Should you find any of the recalled food products, return them to the retailer you purchased them from for a full refund.

Recent Recall

A recall of Ragu pasta sauces in the United States has been issued because of concern the sauce may contain fragments of plastic.

According to the FDA, no consumers have made complaints or have been injured.

Consumers are being asked to look for the cap code on the yellow Ragú jar cap as well as the “Best use by” dates.

The recalled sauces are listed on the FDA’s website

The recalled sauces are:

RAGÚ® Chunky Tomato Garlic & Onion, 45 oz.

Flavor description: RAGÚ® Chunky Tomato Garlic & Onion
Cap code: JUN0620YU2
Best Use By Date: JUN0620YU2

RAGÚ® Chunky Tomato Garlic & Onion, 66 oz.

Flavor Description: RAGÚ® Chunky Tomato Garlic & Onion
Cap code: JUN0520YU2
Best Use by Date: JUN0520YU2

RAGÚ® Chunky Tomato Garlic & Onion, 66 oz.

Flavor Description: RAGÚ® Chunky Tomato Garlic & Onion
Cap code: JUN0620YU2
Best Use By Date: JUN0620YU2

RAGÚ® Old World Style Traditional, 66 oz.

Flavor description: RAGÚ® Old World Style Traditional
Cap code: JUN0420YU2
Best Use By Date: JUN0420YU2

RAGÚ® Old World Style Meat, 66 oz.

Flavor description: RAGÚ® Old World Style Meat
Cap code: JUN0520YU2
Best Use By Date: JUN0520YU2

RAGÚ® Old World Style Traditional
RAGÚ® Old World Style Traditional. (FDA)
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RAGÚ® Old World Style Meat. (FDA)

Anyone who purchased an affected product can call the company’s customer service hotline at 800-328-7248 to receive a coupon for a replacement.

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