Listeria prompts recall of chicken salad, other deli items

 Tuesday, October 29, 2013

 CBS News

More than 300,000 pounds of prepared chicken salad and other pre-made salad products made by a Boston company have been recalled by federal inspectors for possible listeria contamination.
The recalls of salads prepared by Boston Salads & Prepared Foods were announced by federal inspectors and the company Friday.About 223,000 pounds of chicken salad products being recalled were made between Aug. 23 and Oct. 14 for sale in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.
A company spokesman said about 80,000 pounds of other salads, including seafood and shrimp, seafood, shrimp, tuna and potato, were made for sale by early November in every New England state except New Hampshire. The salads carry the brand names Boston Salads; Dietz & Watson; Market Source; Price Chopper; Northern Haserot; Costa Fresh Fruit Ideas and Rachael’s Gourmet. No illnesses have been reported due to consumption of the salads. The recall is unrelated to another salad recall announced last week involving possible listeria contamination in Taylor Farms broccoli salad and slaw sold across 25 eastern and southern states.