Whole Foods pesto pasta salad is the latest bummer in a summer of recalls

Jun 20, 2016 at 1:15 p.m. ET
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Looking for the perfect picnic or cookout side dish? Well, this pesto pasta salad is decidedly not it.

Green Cuisine is recalling its pesto pasta salad with arugula, sold at Whole Foods Market stores in California, Nevada and Arizona, due to listeria concerns.

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Apparently the pasta salad is made with frozen green peas from supplier National Frozen Foods, which alerted Green Cuisine to a potential listeria contamination. (This frozen foods recall is ruining basically everything, am I right?)

The pasta salad was sold in 7.4-ounce plastic containers with a UPC code of 857898004333 and a best-by date of 6/20/16.

It was sold between June 15 and June 16, so if you think you may have picked some up for lunches last week or in anticipation of weekend barbecuing, check your fridge.

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You should also be on the alert for symptoms of listeriosis, which can cause fever, diarrhea, stiffness and nausea and which can be serious in those with weakened immune systems, like children, the elderly and pregnant women. If you have eaten the recalled product and are feeling these symptoms, visit your doctor.

If you have purchased the product, you should discard it immediately and sanitize any surfaces it may have come in contact with. You can bring your receipt back to Whole Foods to get a refund, and if you have any questions (like, when will the recall madness stop?), you can call Green Cuisine at 818-837-7774 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. PST.

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