Fri, Nov. 05, 2004
HERALD-LEADER STAFF REPORT
Several chicken products sold by the Whole Foods Market in Louisville and in several other states were recalled Wednesday because of possible Listeria contamination, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service.
The recalled products, from Whole Foods Mid-Atlantic Kitchen, were distributed to Whole Foods Markets in Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia and the District of Columbia. The only Whole Foods location in Kentucky is at 4944 Shelbyville Road in Louisville.
The recall includes about 1,275 pounds of chicken products.
Listeria is a bacteria that can sicken people with compromised immune systems and can cause stillbirths and miscarriages in pregnant women.
The recalled products are:
n 12-ounce Whole Foods Chicken Pot Pie with a “best if used by” date of 11/02/04.
n 10-pound bags of Whole Foods Classic Chicken Salad with use-by date of 11/01/04.
n 15-ounce containers of Whole Foods Chicken Noodle Soup, Small with a sell-by date of 11/04/04.
n 30-ounce containers of Whole Foods Chicken Noodle Soup, Large, with a sell-by date of 11/04/04.
All the products bear the establishment number P-18768 inside the USDA seal of inspection.
The USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service has not received reports of illness related to the products.
It is best to throw away the products or return them to the purchase location for a refund.