Over the weekend, Herold’s Salads of Cleveland recalled assorted deli salads in various sizes. Recalled products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

About Listeria

Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled but can still cause severe and sometimes life-threatening infections. Anyone who has eaten any recalled product and developed symptoms of Listeria infection should seek medical treatment and tell their doctors about possible Listeria exposure.

Also, anyone who has eaten recalled products should monitor themselves for symptoms during the coming weeks because it can take up to 70 days after exposure to Listeria for symptoms of listeriosis to develop. 

Symptoms of Listeria infection can include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache, and neck stiffness. Specific laboratory tests are required to diagnose Listeria infections, which can mimic other illnesses. 

Pregnant women, the elderly, young children, and people such as cancer patients who have weakened immune systems are particularly at risk of serious illnesses, life-threatening infections, and other complications. Although infected pregnant women may experience only mild, flu-like symptoms, their infections can lead to premature delivery, infection of the newborn, or even stillbirth.

The recall comes ahead of any related Listeria-related illnesses or adverse health effects reports. The Herolds Salads Inc. recall involves specific batches to which this risk applies. The following products should be disposed of immediately (label examples are included):

  • Southern Potato Salad Best Before: 1/14/2024-1/16/2024
  • Original Potato Salad Best Before: 1/14/2024-1/16/2024
  • Original Potato Salad with Egg Best Before: 1/14/2024-1/16/2024
  • Rotini Garden Medley Best Before: 1/14/2024-1/16/2024
  • Greek Orzo Best Before 1/14/2024
  • Black Bean and Corn Salsa Best Before 01/14/2024
  • Fireland Deli Potato Salad Best Before 01/26/2024
  • Amish Macaroni Salad Best Before 01/17/2024
  • Amish Potato Salad Best Before: 01/17/2024
  • Original Macaroni Salad Best Before: 01/14/2024-1/16/2024
  • Poppyseed Pasta Salad Best Before 1/6/2024
  • Amish Wedding Rotini Garden Medley Best Before: 01/14/2024
  • Amish Wedding Potato Salad Best Before: 1/24/2024
  • Amish Wedding Macaroni Salad Best Before: 1/19/2024
  • Amish Wedding Diced Cucumber Salad Best Before: 01/23/2024
  • Amish Macaroni Salad (Dutch Valley) Best Before: 1/19/2024
  • Amish Potato Salad (Dutch Valley) Best Before: 1/19/2024

Depending on the purchase location, the product may have been repackaged in various sizes. Ask at the local purchase point if the product falls within this recall.

Products were available at the following locations in Ohio:

  • Lake Road Market, 20267 Lake Rd., Rocky River
  • Krieger’s Ranch Market, 615 Graham Road, Cuyahoga Falls
  • Shop N Save, 37 Ridge Rd, Newton Falls
  • Tost, 13427 Madison Ave, Lakewood
  • Tost, 2341 Scranton Rd, Cleveland
  • Chuppa’s Market Place, 5640 Pearl Road, Parma
  • Mike’s Market, 9189 Chillicothe Rd, Kirtland
  • Rego’s, 19600 W 130th St, Strongsville
  • Dave’s Market, 1929 E. 61st Street, Cleveland
  • Dave’s Market, 871 E. Exchange St., Akron
  • Dave’s Market, 4948 Turney Rd., Garfield Heights
  • Dave’s Market, 22501 Shore Center Dr., Euclid
  • Dave’s Market, 16820 Harvard Ave., Cleveland
  • Dave’s Market, 3628 Mayfield Rd., Cleveland Heights
  • Dave’s Market, 5100 Wilson Mills Rd., Richmond Heights
  • Dave’s Market, 3565 Ridge Road, Cleveland
  • Farmhouse Foods, 20524 Southgate Park Blvd., Bedford
  • Bums, 7771 Broadway Ave., Cleveland
  • Verdi’s Italian Market, 8720 Mentor Ave., Mentor
  • Postiy’s Meats, 3819 Columbus Rd., Canton
  • Pressler Meats, 2553 Pressler Rd., Akron
  • Macali’s Giant Eagle, 48 Vienna Ave., Niles
  • Edinburgh Corner Store, 6792 Tallmadge Rd., Rootstown
  • Brownhelm Country Market, 1605 North Ridge Rd., Vermilion
  • Steve Polansky Meats, 6703 Dewey Rd., Amherst
  • Augie’s Pizza, 14084 State Rd., North Royalton
  • Vermillion Market, 2901 Liberty Ave., Vermillion
  • Lucky’s Market, 7596 Fredle Dr., Concord
  • Raddell’s Sausage, 478 E. 152nd St., Cleaveland
  • Mentor Family Foods, 7294 Lakeshore Blvd., Mentor
  • Rego Brother’s Market, 19600 W. 130th St., Strongsville
  • Miller’s Grocery, 711 Wooster St., Lodi
  • Miller’s Grocery, 1617 Claremont Ave., Ashland
  • IGA, 220 N. Main St., Rittman
  • Heffelfinger Meats, 469 County Road 30A, Jeromesville
  • Albert’s, 460 Main St., Grafton
  • Fresh Deli, 5 East Caston Rd., Akron
  • Roots Poultry, 3721 W. State St., Fremont
  • Herolds Salads Inc, 17512 Miles Ave., Cleveland

Anyone with the affected product is advised to dispose of it or return it to Herold’s Salads Inc.

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