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Schnucks recalls Chef’s Express California Pasta Salad over Salmonella concerns

ST. LOUIS (KFVS) -

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says that Schnucks Markets, Inc. of St. Louis is  recalling its Chef's Express California Pasta Salad sold in its Deli/Chef's Express departments April 2 – April 14, 2015.

According to the FDA, it is because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. 

Healthy people infected with Salmonella may experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. 

In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting in the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms, endocarditis and arthritis.

The product was distributed to 99 Schnucks stores in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Iowa.

The product would have been labeled “Chef's Express California Pasta Salad” and sold by weight through the company's Deli/Chef's Express departments.

No illnesses have been reported to date related to the consumption of this product.

This recall is a result of Taylor Farms (Salina, Calif.) recall of fresh, flat leaf spinach due to the possible contamination ofSalmonella . This spinach is an ingredient in Schnucks California Pasta Salad. Schnucks has ceased sale of the California Pasta Salad at this time.

Customers may return any unused portion to their nearest store for a full refund. Customers with questions should contact the Schnucks Consumer Affairs department Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. at 314-994-4400 or 1-800-264-4400.

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