Mr. Deli Inc, is recalling its chicken salad because it may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, and organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy person 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 salad was sold in sandwiches prepared in the store on May 18, 2016.
No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.
The contamination was discovered after sampling by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Food Inspectors and subsequent analysis of the product by Food Laboratory personnel revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in the chicken salad in sandwiches or loose. Production of the product has been suspended.
Consumers who have purchased the chicken salad are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at (718) 239-3200.