Meijer Recalls Fresh Products Due to Possible Salmonella Risks

Meijer Recalls Fresh Products Due to Possible Salmonella Risks
Food Safety Contamination

Although there have been no known illnesses from Meijer’s fresh salads and sandwiches, they are none-the-less embarking on a recall of their food due to potentially being infected with Salmonella. The sandwiches and salads that are affected were sold between July 20, 2016 and July 25, 2016.

This precautionary measure was put into place after Prime Foods, LLC, who supplies Meijer with eggs for their fresh products, announced that some of their eggs have tested positive for salmonella.

The United States Food and Drug Administration lists the following products as affected by the recall: [1]

  • 0-41250-16058-8 MEIJER MACARONI SALAD 1 LB.
  • 0-41250-16060-1 MEIJER MACARONI SALAD 3 LB.
  • 0-41250-16074-8 MEIJER POTATO SALAD AMISH 1 LB
  • 0-41250-16076-2 MEIJER POTATO SALAD AMISH 3 LB
  • 2-17306-00000-3 MARKETS OF MEIJER SALAD SEASHELL MACARONI
  • 7-08820-52935-9 MARKETS OF MEIJER SANDWICH TUNA SALAD WEDGE CK 7 OZ EA
  • 7-08820-54345-4 MARKETS OF MEIJER SANDWICH EGG SALAD 8 OZ EA
  • 7-08820-62022-3 MEIJER EGG SALAD SPREAD 12 OZ
  • 7-08820-62033-9 MEIJER CHICKEN SALAD SPREAD 12 OZ.

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Meijer is based in Grand Rapids, Michigan and has 228 grocery stores throughout the Midwest, including Michigan, Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, Wisconsin, and Illinois. Customers are advised to immediately throw out any of these foods if they have them in their possession. They can also be returned to their local Meijer for a full refund. [2]

Questions from customers should be directed to Meijer at (800) 543-3704. However, due to their fresh nature, it is likely that many of the products in question have already been consumed. If this is the case, contact the customer service desk immediately to discuss the next steps.

Symptoms of salmonella poisoning include stomach cramps and diarrhea. Some people will also experience vomiting and a fever. Infected individuals usually develop symptoms 12 to 72 hours after coming into contact with food that contains salmonella. Most people recover on their own in 4 to 7 days, however others may become seriously ill, especially if they suffer from dehydration. [3]

As with most food borne illnesses, those under 5, older individuals, and those with a compromised immune system are most at risk for developing the infection and having greater side effects from it. Dogs and turtles may also be affected if fed food that carries the bacteria.

Sources:

[1] FDA.gov

[2] Fox News

[3] National Health Services