Trader Joe’s, Walmart, Kroger and Others Recall All Sorts of Food Products

From salads to taquitos to tikka masala and more, ready-to-eat food in your refrigerator or freezer might be part of a massive recall.

Editor’s note: This article was originally published on October 26, 2018. For the most recent updates on food recalls, please visit FoodSafety.gov/recalls.

Nothing beats the convenience of ready-made meals. It’s true especially for wraps, sandwiches and salads when you don’t have time to make lunch. But before you eat any ready-to-eat foods in your refrigerator or freezer, please be aware: There’s a massive recall in effect due to Salmonella and Listeria poisoning concerns.

Here’s why Salmonella is such a concern.

Why the Recall Affects So Much Food

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced multiple recalls of numerous ready-to-eat and pre-prepared food products in the past week or so, all because the products contain onion, corn or other vegetable ingredients that may be contaminated with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes.

The contaminated ingredients were all produced by one company, McCain Foods, and used to make food products all over the country.

This is what you need to know about Listeria.

Here’s a List of the Affected Food Products

The recall covers everything from breakfast burritos and salads to chicken wraps and tikka masala. You could have purchased the food products at many retailers across the country, including Kroger, Walmart, Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s and 7-Eleven.

Chicken Bowls and Salads with Chicken

The ready-to-eat chicken bowls and salads were produced by Caito Foods from October 6 through October 14, 2018, and bear establishment number “P-39985” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The products were only sold in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Missouri. Check out the product labels.

  • 11.5-oz. plastic clamshell packages containing “good & deLISH santa fe style salad with chicken,” with “ENJOY BY” dates of 10/13/18 through 10/21/18 (inclusive).
  • 8.75-oz. plastic clamshell packages containing “Santa Fe Style Salad with Chicken,” with “Sell By” date of 10/13/18 through 10/21/18 (inclusive).
  • 11.25-oz. plastic clamshell packages containing “FRESH Garden HIGHWAY SALADS SANTA FE STYLE SALAD WITH CHICKEN,” with “Best If Sold By” dates of 10/12/18 through 10/20/18 (inclusive).
  • 12-oz. plastic bowl packages containing “good to go! Chipotle Chicken Bowl,” with “Sell By” dates of 10/11/18 through 10/19/18 (inclusive).
  • 8.75-oz. plastic clamshell packages containing “FRESH Garden HIGHWAY Santa Fe Style Salad with Chicken,” with “Best if Sold By” dates of 10/13/18 through 10/21/18 (inclusive).

Ready-to-Eat Taquitos

The ready-to-eat taquitos were produced by Ruiz Food Product, Inc. from July 1 through October 10, 2018, and bear establishment numbers “17523A or P-17523A” and “45694 or P-45694” in the USDA mark of inspection. Check out the product labels.

  • 4.5-lbs. cardboard cases containing 24-count Go-Go Taquitos “Beef Taco & Cheese Taquitos” with a case code 86183 printed on the label.
  • 4.5-lbs. cardboard cases containing 24-count Go-Go Taquitos “Buffalo Style Cooked Glazed Chicken Taquitos” with a case code 86006 printed on the label.
  • 4.5-lbs. cardboard cases containing 24-count Go-Go Taquitos “Chipotle Chicken Wrapped in A Battered Flour Tortilla” with a case code 86019 printed on the label.

Ready-to-Eat Ethnic Food

The ethnic food products were produced by Envolve Foods from February 2, 2017, through October 12, 2018, and bear establishment number “EST. 44857” inside the USDA mark of inspection. Check out the product labels.

  • 22-oz. plastic bags containing “simple truth, Chicken Bibimbap” and a case code number of 011110890108 on the label and use by/sell by dates of 11/2/18 through 3/12/20.
  • 22-oz. plastic bags containing “simple truth, Thai Style Green Curry” and a case code number of 011110816382 on the label and use by/sell by dates of 3/13/19 through 1/24/20.
  • 22-oz. plastic bags containing “simple truth, Chicken Tikka Masala” and a case code of 011110890092 on the label and use by/sell by dates of 3/22/19 through 4/12/19.
  • 10-lb. cases containing “CADENCE GOURMET, Steak Fajitas,” with an item number of SS00024, and an expiration dates of 11/1/2018 through 01/18/19, on the label.
  • 10-lb. cases containing “CADENCE GOURMET, Tuscan Tomato Basil Chicken & Sausage,” with an item number of SS00032, and an expiration dates of 10/20/18 through 01/09/19 on the label.
  • 10-lb. cases containing “CADENCE GOURMET, Rustic Toasted Tomato Basil Chicken & Vegetables,” with an item number of SS00047, and an expiration dates of 2/05/19 through 10/12/19 on the label.

Breakfast Scrambles and Omelets

The breakfast products were produced by Buddy’s Kitchen, Inc. from October 19, 2017, through October 9, 2018, and bear establishment number “P-4226” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The products were only sold to customers at cafeterias (and other similar locations) in Arizona, California, Georgia, Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri and New Jersey.

  • 7.95-lb. bulk cases containing 16 pieces of “Provolone and Roasted Peppers Omelet with Sicilian Potatoes & Italian Chicken Sausage (Bulk Pack),” with lot codes 01/02/18, 01/15/18 and 05/09/18, and case code 70578.
  • 11.02-lb. bulk cases containing 24 pieces of “Chicken Chorizo & Montamore Scramble,” with lot codes 04/30/18 and 07/09/18, and case code 70658.
  • 9.52-lb. bulk cases containing 24 pieces of “Chicken Chorizo & Montamore Scramble,” with lot codes 10/30/17, 11/04/17, 12/05/17, 12/19/17, 01/16/18, 02/22/18 and 04/24/18, and case code 70630.
  • 9.75-lb. bulk cases containing 24 pieces of “PANCETTA STYLE CRUMBLE & SMOKED FONTINA SCRAMBLE,” with lot codes 10/19/17, 10/31/17, 11/20/17, 12/04/17, 01/03/18, 01/10/18, 02/12/18, 02/27/18, 03/30/18, 04/09/18, 05/07/18, 05/29/18, 06/13/18, 07/09/18, 08/06/18 and 09/07/18, and case code 70620.
  • 11.93-lb. bulk cases containing 24 pieces of “Provolone and Roasted Peppers Omelet with Sicilian Potatoes & Italian Chicken Sausage (Pop-Put),” with lot codes 01/02/18, 01/05/18, 01/15/18, 01/25/18, 04/30/18, 05/08/18, 05/09/18, 05/16/18, 05/17/18, 05/24/18, 05/31/18, 07/24/18, 08/01/18, 08/06/18, 08/27/18, 09/05/18, 09/18/18 and 10/09/18, and case code 70577.

Jenny Craig Chicken Wraps

Jenny Craig chicken wraps with BBQ sauce were produced by SK Food Group from October 15, 2017, through October 15, 2018, and bearing “EST. 45367” or “EST. 20552” stamped on the product centerfold. The wraps were purchased via catalog in California, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania and Texas. Check out the product labels.

Trader Joe’s and Harris Teeter Products

These ready-to-eat food products were produced by Bakkavor Foods USA, Inc. from September 27, 2017, through October 15, 2018, and bear establishment numbers “EST. 19198,” “P-19198,” “EST. 46937” or “EST. 45335,” inside the USDA mark of inspection. Check out the product labels.

  • 6-oz. plastic-wrapped with paperboard sleeve packages containing HARRIS TEETER FRESH FOODS MARKET DELI-BAKERY brand “BBQ STYLE CHICKEN ARTISAN PIZZA,” with “Use By” dates from 01/07/19 through 04/11/19 (inclusive) printed on the case packaging.
  • 8-oz. butcher-paper wrapped packages containing HARRIS TEETER FRESH FOODS MARKET DELI-BAKERY brand “CHICKEN SAUSAGE, EGG WHITE and CHEESE BREAKFAST BURRITO,” with “Use By” dates from 01/24/18 through 10/25/18 (inclusive) printed on the case packaging.
  • 8-oz. butcher-paper wrapped packages containing HARRIS TEETER FRESH FOODS MARKET DELI-BAKERY brand “BACON, EGG and CHEESE BURRITO,” with “Use By” dates from 01/24/18 through 10/25/18 (inclusive) printed on the case packaging.
  • 10-oz. butcher-paper wrapped packages containing “TRADER JOE’S CARNITAS WITH SALSA VERDE Burrito,” with “Use By” dates from 10/08/17 through 10/24/18 (inclusive) printed on the retail packaging.

Hy-Vee Ready-to-Eat Foods

These ready-to-eat meat and potato products sold at Hy-vee stores and bear a “Best If Used By” date of October 22, 2018, or sooner.

  • Hy-Vee Bacon Wrapped Cowgirl Chicken Grillers – 8 ounce each
    UPC Code 023092600000
  • Hy-Vee Fire Roasted Tomato, Spinach, Mozzarella Twice Baked Potato – 5 ounce each
    UPC Code 023755400000
  • Hy-Vee Cowgirl Chicken Griller Patty – 6 ounce each
    UPC Code 023100200000
  • Hy-Vee Gourmet Steakhouse Mushroom & Swiss Burger – 6 ounce each
    UPC Code 023168400000
  • Hy-Vee Ground Beef Sliders Mushroom & Swiss – 2 ounce each
    UPC Code 023164300000
  • Hy-Vee Ground Beef Sliders Mushroom & Swiss – 12 count, 30 ounces
    UPC Code 023266600000

What to Do If You Find Any of These Food Products

Please check your refrigerator or freezer for any of these food products listed above. If you find them, don’t eat them. Either toss them in the trash or return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Keep an eye out for the most common signs of food poisoning, too. And, for next time, download this app to get of-the-minute recall news.

Lauren Cahn
Lauren Cahn is a New York-based writer whose work has appeared regularly in The Huffington Post as well as a variety of other publications since 2008 on such topics as life and style, popular culture, law, religion, health, fitness, yoga, entertaining and entertainment. She is also a writer of crime fiction; her first full-length manuscript, The Trust Game, was short-listed for the 2017 CLUE Award for emerging talent in the genre of suspense fiction.