Ready-to-eat chicken salad may be contaminated

Six different types of chicken salad are being recalled by Ron’s Home Style Foods because the ready-to-eat products may be contaminated with listeria monocytogenes. Ron’s Home Style Foods, based in Houston, Texas, announced the recall of 6,912 pounds of chicken salad products on November 14, 2018, after discovering the issue the day before. A routine inspection conducted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) discovered the potential contamination.

The recalled ready-to-eat chicken salad products were produced and packaged on October 22, 2018, and were sold to retail and institutional customers throughout Texas. Those products include:

  • 5-lb. bulk packages of “Ron’s Home Style Foods CRANBERRY PECAN WHITE MEAT CHICKEN SALAD” with a “Use by” date of 11/25/2018.
  • 5-lb. bulk packages of “Ron’s Home Style Foods CHICKEN SALAD SUPREME” with a “Use by” date of 11/25/2018.
  • 32-lb. bulk packages of “Ron’s Home Style Foods THE SANDWICH FACTORY CHICKEN SALAD” with a “Use by” date of 11/16/2018.
  • 32-lb. bulk packages of “Ron’s Home Style Foods HONEY PECAN WHITE MEAT CHICKEN SALAD” with a “Use by” date of 11/21/2018.
  • 12-oz. plastic container of “Texas Kitchen Salads Cranberry Pecan White Chicken Salad” with a “Use by” date of 11/25/2018.
  • 12-oz. plastic container of “Texas Kitchen Salads Chicken Salad Supreme” with a “Use by” date of 11/25/2018.

FSIS is cautioning consumers who may have any of the chicken salad products in their refrigerators not to consume them as they may cause food poisoning. Listeriosis, caused by eating food contaminated with listeria, can cause fever, muscle aches, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance, and convulsions sometimes preceded by diarrhea or other gastrointestinal symptoms.

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