The Hawaii Department of Health’s Food and Drug Branch issued a warning to the public about a voluntary recall of products by Ready Pac Foods, Inc., which includes four varieties of their salad kits. The reason for the recall is due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
These products are sold nationwide, including in Hawaii at Walmart and Costco. The salad kits are being recalled because they contain cheese from Rizo Lopez Foods, which were recently recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes.
As of Friday, no one has reported adverse effects from the salad kits, but the Department of Health urges anyone showing symptoms after consuming the recalled product to contact their health care provider. It’s important to note that Listeria monocytogenes can cause serious illness if consumed through food, leading to listeriosis, a life-threatening infection that affects people with weakened immune systems or certain medical conditions such as pregnant women or newborns.
The FDB advises consumers to check the products listed and dispose of them or return them. Consumers who purchased the recalled products may contact Ready Pac Foods Consumer Affairs for additional information on how to safely dispose of or return the products. The products and their use-by dates are as follows:
– Marketside Southwest Chopped Kit (Walmart), 10.3 oz, UPC: 681131305129, Use by date: 12/27/2023–1/14/2024
– Ready Pac Bistro Queso Crunch Salad Kit (Costco), 24 oz, UPC: 077745256139, Use by date: 1/13/2024–2/18/2024