whole-foods-recalllGreen Cuisine has recalled  “Pesto Pasta Salad with Arugula” because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.   The pathogen can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections, especially  in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Others may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. Green Cuisine issued the recall  after being notified by their supplier, National Frozen Foods, that the frozen green peas used in the product are being recalled because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The recalled products was sold in Southern California, Nevada and Arizona Whole Foods Market locations between 06/15/16 and 06/16/16. No illnesses have yet been associated with the recall. The recalled product was sold in 7.4 oz clear plastic containers with the name “Whole Foods Pesto Pasta Salad w/Arugula,” UPC code 857898004333 and “best by” date of 6/20/16.   (To sign up for a free subscription to Food Safety News, click here.)