Lansal voluntarily recalls Trader Joe's Egg White Salad with Chives due to possible listeria contamination; product was distributed to Trader Joe's grocery stores in several states, including Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky and Minnesota

SPRINGFIELD, Massachusetts , June 9, 2014 (press release) – Prepared foods manufacturer, Lansal, Inc.(d.b.a. Hot Mama's Foods), announced today that as a precaution it is voluntarily recalling 304 containers (approximately 114 pounds) of Trader Joe's Egg White Salad with Chives packaged in 6-ounce plastic containers due to concerns about possible Listeria monocytogenes, an organism, which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

The recalled Egg White Salad with Chives was distributed to Trader Joe's grocery stores in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio & Wisconsin.

The voluntary recall applies to product in a 6 ounce, plastic container with UPC # 00666695 and a SELL BY Date of JUN 10, 2014, stamped on the edge of the lid.

The potential for contamination was found during a routine testing by the Company. No illnesses have been reported.

Lansal, Inc. has contacted the retailer and distributors instructing them to remove all affected product from sale and is working with the appropriate agencies including state Departments of Health, the Food and Drug Administration and local authorities.

Consumers who have purchased the above product code are urged not to eat it and to dispose of it or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with any questions may call toll free (877) 877-907-7508 from 8:00A.M. to 8:00P.M. Central Daylight Time, 7 days a week.

Consumer Inquiries:
(877) 907-7508 from 8:00A.M. to 8:00P.M. Central Daylight Time 7 Days a week

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