Green Cuisine Recalls Pesto Pasta Salad with Arugula Sold in Select Whole Foods Market Stores Due to Potential Health Risk

Green Cuisine Recalls Pesto Pasta Salad with Arugula Sold in Select Whole Foods Market Stores Due to Potential Health Risk

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Green Cuisine Recalls Pesto Pasta Salad with Arugula Sold in Select Whole Foods Market Stores Due to Potential Health Risk

For Immediate Release
June 18, 2016
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Green Cuisine is initiating a voluntary recall of “Pesto Pasta Salad with Arugula” because it has the potential to be contaminated with 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, Listeriainfection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
Green Cuisine is issuing this voluntary recall after being notified by their supplier, National Frozen Foods, that the frozen green peas used in the product are being recalled because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
The recalled products was sold in Southern California, Nevada and Arizona Whole Foods Market locations between 06/15/16 and 06/16/16.
There have been no reported illnesses attributed to the recalled items to date.
The recalled product was sold in 7.4 oz clear plastic containers with the name “Whole Foods Pesto Pasta Salad w/Arugula,” UPC code 857898004333 and “best by” date of 6/20/16.
Consumers who have purchased this product should discard it and bring their receipt back into the store for a full refund. Consumers with questions should call Green Cuisine’s customer service line at 818-837-7774 between the hours of 8am to 4pm PST, Monday through Friday.
* We believe that none of the products being recalled were processed or offered through the national office.
* We strongly encourage you to notify your agencies within one business day from receipt of this notice.

* ALL cased and uncased inventories, both at the member level and agency level, need to be checked. This product may have entered member and agency warehouses through salvage, local donations, TEFAP, local purchases, retail pickups, food drives, or other avenues.

* For additional local details, please contact the Health Department(s) for the area(s) your food bank serves.
For full details on the recall, please visit: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm507532.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery