Target, Fresh Market recall salads, sandwiches
Minneapolis-based Target Corp. and Greensboro, N.C.-based The Fresh Market have recalled some of their private brand salads and sandwiches due to potential Listeria contamination, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
According to the FDA, Elevation Foods is voluntarily recalling containers of Archer Farms brand egg salad; Freskëtbrand egg salad, tuna salad and Thai lobster salad; and Archer Farms brand deviled egg sandwiches produced on June 18 due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.
Listeria monocytogenes is 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 FDA believes fewer than 1,087 cases of product have been directly shipped to retailer warehouses throughout the United States.
No illnesses have been reported to date.