A regional grocery store chain is recalling its chicken salad product after investigators discovered that the item might be contaminated with Listeria.
Health officials are urging consumers to check their refrigerators to make sure they don't have this dangerous product in their homes. Listeria infections may be very serious to some people.
Individuals who consume this product may experience the following symptoms: fever, nausea, muscle aches, and diarrhea, according to the Mayo Clinic. Consumers with weaker immune systems may be at a higher risk of more severe symptoms, or in rare cases, life-threatening complications.
St. Louis, Missouri company, Schnuck Markets Inc., is recalling chicken salads from 32 of its stores after discovering the corn in the product had been possibly contaminated with Listeria. Schnuck Markets's third-party supplier informed them of the contamination.
While the recall notice reports the supplier warning Schnuck Markets of the possible contamination, it does not disclose the name of the corn supplier.
The recalled product is "Schnucks Santa Fe Chicken Salad." It bears the UPC number 82676695142. If you have purchased this product, you are asked to discard the product in the trash or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.
As of October 17, there have been no reports of confirmed illnesses related to the recall. However, it can take up to 70 days after exposure for symptoms of Listeria to develop, according to "Food Safety News."
Anyone with questions can contact the Schnucks Consumer Affairs Department at 314-994-4400 or 1-800-264-4400.