NH DHHS Provides Updates to Boston Salads Recall

Concord, NH – The recall of prepared deli salads by the Boston Salads and

Provisions Company, Inc. of Boston due to possible Listeria monocytogenes

contamination has been expanded to include additional products. Yesterday,

approximately 223,000 pounds of chicken salad products were recalled that

were made between August 23 and October 14 for sale in New Hampshire and

Massachusetts. Now the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has called

for the recall of an additional approximately 80,000 pounds of other

salads, including seafood, shrimp, tuna, and potato salads, made for sale

by early November for distribution in Rhode Island, Vermont, Massachusetts,

Connecticut, and Maine.

“Thankfully no illnesses have been reported related to this recall as

Listeriosis can be a serious infection, especially for pregnant women and

seniors,” said Dr. José Montero, Director of Public Health at the New

Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services. “We will continue to

monitor this recall and continue our surveillance efforts for any possible

cases. We will keep the public informed if there are any further

developments including locations in the State where these products were


The salads range in containers sizes from 1 to 30 pounds and come under the

brand names Boston Salads, Market Sources, Price Chopper, Dietz & Watson,

Northern Haserot, Costa Fresh Fruit Ideas, and Rachael’s Gourmet.

Additional recalls may occur as the investigation continues.

A list of recalled products to date is available at the U.S. Department of

Agriculture’s Food Recall website at


and the FDA’s recall website at


Infection with Listeria 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.

Consumers who have purchased any of the suspect products are urged not to

consume them and to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Questions may be addressed to Boston Salads at 617-541-9046 Monday through

Friday between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm. 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