Salad Kits Sold at Sam's Club Recalled for Possible Listeria Contamination

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WASHINGTON - Chicken Caesar Salad Kits sold at Sam's Club are being recalled because they may be contaminated with listeria.

APPA Fine Foods is recalling approximately 92,657 pounds of fully cooked chicken Caesar salad kit products. The salad kits were shipped nationwide to Sam's Club for retail sale in its in-store cafes.

Under recall are 11 oz. clear plastic containers and 6.5 lb. boxes with the establishment number "P-21030" inside the USDA mark of inspection. The recalled boxes are labeled “APPA Fine Foods/Sam’s Club Daily Chef CHICKEN CAESAR SALAD KIT” with case codes 141851, 141922, 141951, 141991, 142021, 142201 or 142131 with use by dates of 8/14/14, 8/21/14, 8/27/14, 9/1/14, 9/3/14 or 9/17/14. The kits were produced on July 4, July 11, July 14, July 18, July 21, July 25, Aug. 1 and Aug. 8, 2014.

Symptoms of listeria include 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. In addition, it can cause serious and sometimes deadly infections in older adults and persons with weakened immune systems.

Listeriosis is treated with antibiotics. People in the higher-risk categories who experience flu-like symptoms within two months of eating contaminated food should seek medical care and tell their health care provider about eating the contaminated food.