Broccoli salad recalled for listeria distributed in Connecticut

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Maryland-based Taylor Farms is recalling about 5,084 pounds of broccoli salad kits, due to concerns about possible listeria contamination.

The kits were shipped to distributors and retail locations (such as delis) several states, including Connecticut.

The products subject to recall are:

  • 6.06-lb. boxes labeled “Taylor Farms Broccoli Crunch With Bacon and Dressing,” case code 310151, produced on Oct. 21 and Oct. 22
  • 12.13-lb. boxes labeled “Taylor Farms Broccoli Crunch With Bacon and Dressing,” case code 310153, produced Oct. 21 through Oct. 23.

Eating food contaminated with listeria can cause listeriosis, a serious infection that primarily affects, older adults, those with weakened immune systems, pregnant women and their newborns. Listeriosis can cause fever, muscle aches, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance and convulsions sometimes preceded by diarrhea or other gastrointestinal symptoms. It is treated with antibiotics.

Consumers with questions can contact Taylor Farms at 866-508-7048, call the USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline at 888-674-6854 or access USDA’s electronic consumer complaint monitoring system.

 

Amanda Cuda

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