Ruth's Salad Expands Recall of Pimento Spreads Due to Possible Listeria Contamination

The recalled Pimento Spreads were distributed to grocery stores in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, Kentucky, and Virginia

Ruth's Salad Expands Recall of Pimento Spreads Due to Possible Listeria Contamination
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February 15, 2017

Ruth's Salads is expanding its recall of Ruth's Pimento Cheese Spreads packed in Chester, South Carolina. The products have the potential to be contaminated with listeria monocytogenes.

The products involved in the expanded recall include: Ruth's Original Pimento Spread 7 oz., Ruth's Original Pimento Spread 12 oz., Ruth's Original Pimento Spread 24 oz., Ruth's Old Fashioned Pimento Spread 16 oz., Ruth's Jalapeno Pimento Spread 12 oz., Ruth's Lite Pimento Spread 12 oz., and Ruth's Cream Cheese with Pineapple-Pecans 12 oz.

All lot numbers are included in this recall. The products are packed in plastic containers and labeled as Packed by B&H Foods, Inc., Chester, SC. Products labeled as packed in Charlotte, NC are not included in this recall.

See a full list of the recalled products and their corresponding UPC numbers here.

The recalled pimento spreads were distributed to grocery stores in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, Kentucky, and parts of Virginia.

Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that 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 infections can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this recall. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged to return the them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Those with additional questions or concerns about this recall can contact the company at (800) 532-0409.