The Rhode Island Department of Health this afternoon issued a warning to consumers that they should not eat Calico Bean Salad purchased from the salad bar at between July 18 and July 26, 2012. Stop & Shop has voluntarily recalled the product, following a recall by Costa Fruit & Produce, because it may potentially be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
Consumers who purchased Calico Bean Salad from Stop & Shop during this time period should discard any unused product and bring their purchase receipt to the Stop & Shop store from which the product was purchased for a full refund.
Symptoms of listeriosis can include high fever, severe headache, stiffness and nausea, or abdominal pain and diarrhea. Anyone who has eaten this product and experiences these symptoms should contact their healthcare provider.
No illnesses have been reported in connection with this product at this time.
Consumers with questions about the recall or about product refunds should contact Stop & Shop Consumer Affairs at (800) 767-7772.