Whole Foods Red Lentil Dal has been recalled for Listeria risk. Consumers who have purchased this prepared meal should not eat it as Listeria can cause serious illnesses and death. Among pregnant women, Listeria can cause miscarriage and stillbirth.
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On April 21, 2022, Bakkavor USA of Charlotte, NC issued a recall for the red lentil dal meals after the company received notification on April 19, 2022, from ingredient supplier Doux South Specialties, LLC, that the pickled curry cauliflower in the meals may be contaminated with Listeria.
Bakkavor has ceased the production of the product. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) s working with Doux South Specialties to determine the cause of the contamination.
The recalled Whole Foods Market Red Lentil Dal was sold at Whole Foods stores in every state except Hawaii. The item was sold in 12-oz plastic trays with the UPC 1 95515 02394 8 and the following “use by” dates:
At the time of the recall, no illnesses had been reported. However, symptoms of Listeria can take as long as 70 days to develop.
Symptoms of a Listeria infection include high fever, severe headache, stiff neck, other muscle stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, diarrhea, confusion, loss of balance, and convulsions. Among pregnant women, Listeria can cause miscarriages and stillbirths even if the mother experiences only mild symptoms.