BOSTON –Boston Salads and Provisions Co. Inc. is recalling containers of cole slaw salad with sell-by dates of Nov. 9 and Nov. 11 because they could be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, a microorganism that can cause serious or fatal infections.
Children, the elderly and those with weakened immune systems are most susceptible to the infections. It can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. Healthy adults can experience symptoms including fevers, severe headaches, nausea and diarrhea.
The cole slaw was sold in 5-, 10- and 30-pound bulk containers and 1-pound retail containers. The salad was sold in supermarkets, delicatessens and convenience stores under the following brand names: Boston Salads & Provisions Co., Inc., Dietz and Watson Inc., Hummel Brothers Inc.