A recall of salads due to corn that might be contaminated with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes has spread beyond a Texas company that made the first recall.

Earlier this week, Prime Deli Corporation of Lewisville recalled approximately 217 pounds of ready-to-eat salad with bacon products that contain a corn ingredient that may be contaminated with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service. The salads were packaged for sale at 7-Eleven stations.

Now, GHSW, LLC, a Houston company, has recalled about 1,786 pounds of ready-to-eat salad with chicken products that contain a corn ingredient that may be contaminated with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes, FSIS has said.

The products have been sold in Texas, among other states. Package labeling indicates they have been sold at Whole Foods Market and Trader Joe's. Its products were produced Oct. 1-18. The following products are subject to recall:

  • 10-ounce plastic tray packages containing “365 BY WHOLE FOODS MARKET BBQ STYLE CHOPPED SALAD WITH CHICKEN” with “Best if Sold By” dates of 10/18/18 through 10/21/18 (inclusive).
  • 8-ounce plastic tray packages containing “365 BY WHOLE FOODS MARKET CHICKEN FAJITA SALAD” with “Best if Sold By” dates of 10/18/18 through 10/21/18 (inclusive).
  • 13-ounce plastic tray packages containing “TRADER JOE’S BBQ SEASONED WHITE CHICKEN SALAD” with “Best By” dates of 10/18/18, 10/19/18 and 10/20/18.
  • 10.7-ounce plastic tray packages containing “TRADER JOE’S FIELD FRESH CHOPPED SALAD WITH GRILLED WHITE CHICKEN” with “Best By” dates of 10/18/18, 10/19/18 and 10/20/18.
  • 10.7-ounce plastic tray packages containing “TRADER JOE’S MEXICALI INSPIRED SALAD WITH CHILI SEASONED CHICKEN” with “Best By” dates of 10/18/18, 10/19/18 and 10/20/18.

In addition, another Texas company, Ruiz Food Products of Denison, has recalled three different lines of taquitos shipped to food distributors nationwide. Again, possible Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes contamination is cited as the reason for the recall, specifically due to a supplier recalling onions it feared might be contaminated with Salmonella or Listeria monocytogenes.

  • 4.5-pound cardboard cases containing 24-count Go-Go Taquitos “Beef Taco and Cheese Taquitos” with a case code 86183 printed on the label.
  • 4.5-pound cardboard cases containing 24-count Go-Go Taquitos “Buffalo Style Cooked Glazed Chicken Taquitos” with a case code 86006 printed on the label.
  • 4.5-pound cardboard cases containing 24-count Go-Go Taquitos “Chipotle Chicken Wrapped in a Battered Flour Tortilla” with a case code 86019 printed on the label.

The products subject to recall bear establishment numbers “17523A or P-17523A” and “45694 or P-45694” in the USDA mark of inspection.

The problem may continue to grow. Since last Thursday, though not selling their products in Texas, three other companies have recalled ready-to-eat salads for the same reason — corn that might be contaminated with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes. One non-salad maker has recalled other food products due to fears of tomatillo contamination.

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