NH DHHS - Food Items from Massachusetts Recall Sold in New Hampshire

Concord, NH – Boston Salads and Provisions Company, Inc., a Boston

establishment, is recalling approximately 223,000 pounds of ready-to-eat

chicken salad products due to possible contamination with Listeria

monocytogenes according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s)

Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The products were produced

between Aug. 23, 2013, and Oct. 14, 2013, and shipped to wholesalers for

further distribution to retail locations in Massachusetts and New

Hampshire. The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)

is not aware of any illnesses in the State related to this recall.

Case labels or packaging may bear the sell by dates ranging from

“9/13/2013” through “11/4/2013” as well as the establishment number

“P-17999” inside the USDA mark of inspection. Although product included in

this recall may be expired, FSIS is concerned that some product may be

frozen in consumer or retail freezers. The problem was discovered by

routine sampling which led to further testing and confirmation of product

contamination with Listeria. Additional recalls may occur as the

investigation continues.

A list of recalled products to date is available at the USDA’s Food Recall

website at


. If consumers have any of these products at home they are advised to

discard them immediately and not eat them.

“It is important that all consumers, including retailers who may purchase

larger containers for redistribution, check their freezers for this

product,” said Dr. José Montero, Director of Public Health at DHHS. “We are

going to be keeping a close eye on this situation and continue monitoring

for affected products and possible cases of illness. We will keep the

public informed of any new developments.”

Infection with listeriosis can produce such symptoms as fever, muscle

aches, and sometimes nausea and vomiting. If the infection spreads to the

central nervous system, symptoms can include headache, stiff neck,

confusion, loss of balance, or convulsions. Listeriosis can be treated with

antibiotics, so anyone who suspects they may have the illness should

contact their healthcare provider.

For questions about listeriosis, contact the DPHS Bureau of Infectious

Disease Control at 271-4496. For more information about listeriosis, visit

http://www.cdc.gov/listeria/index.html. Since this may be an evolving

situation, consumers are advised to check the USDA’s website at

http://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/home for updates.

Below is a list of retail locations in New Hampshire that DPHS is aware

distributed the recalled items: Mr. Mike’s stores in Contoocook,

Fitzwilliam, Winchester, Dover, Bow, Manchester, Peterborough, Stoddard and


Dodges Country Store in New Boston

The Corner Deli & Pizza in Pelham

Exit 3 Travel Stop in Portsmouth

Phillips Academy Grill in Exeter

Lavallee Oil in Suncook

Dover Paint and Varnish

Newbury Quick Stop

Spofford Pizza

Willy B’s Take Out in Manchester