On May 4, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Services (FSIS) announced that the supermarket chain Schnucks is recalling nearly 130 pounds of “CURRY WHITE MEAT CHICKEN SALAD WITH WALNUTS”. A product sampling by the FSIS revealed the possibility of a Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
The products, which were sold in 3-pound, sealed plastic bags to Schnucks grocery locations in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Missouri, and Wisconsin, display a purchase date between April 24 and May 2, 2014. The affected curry chicken salad products also bear the case code 0963124 or 0989674, and the establishment number “EST. P-13562.”
The FSIS and the company learned about the possible listeria contamination through a periodic product sampling by the FSIS on April 28. Further investigation by Schnucks revealed that walnuts from an outside supplier might have been contaminated.
Listeria can have detrimental effects on pregnant women and their babies, older adults, and those with weakened immune systems. If a defective food product has adversely affected you or your family in Delaware, an attorney at Morris James Personal Injury Group may be able to help you seek financial compensation through a product liability claim. Contact us at (302) 655-2599.