Risk of Listeria Contamination Prompts Recall of King Soopers Chicken Salad Sandwiches
Listeria is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children
King Soopers is recalling chicken salad sandwiches that were sold at King Soopers and City Market stores located in Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, and Wyoming. The affected sandwiches may be contaminated with listeria monocytogenes.
What is listeria?
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 recalled chicken salad sandwiches come in 6.8 oz. packages and are sold in the deli department at King Soopers. All potentially contaminated sandwiches have been removed from store shelves. King Soopers also initiated its customer recall notification system that alerts customers who may have purchased the recalled product.
To date, no confirmed illnesses or injuries connected to this recall have been reported. Anyone concerned about an illness should contact a healthcare provider.
What should consumers do?
Customers who have purchased any of these chicken salad sandwiches should return them to the store where they were purchased for a full refund or replacement.
Consumers with any questions or concerns about this recall can contact Kroger at (800) KROGERS.