Boston Salads Issues Recall of Potentially Contaminated Products
Monday, October 28, 2013
The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) is advising consumers not to eat prepared, ready-to-eat salads from Boston Salads and Prepared Foods that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The Boston-based company is voluntarily recalling the following products that were distributed in five New England states, including Rhode Island:
While there have been no reported illness or complaints related to this recall, Listeria monocytogenes can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals 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.
These products were distributed throughout Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Vermont, and Maine to wholesale and food service distributors, as well as retail stores. No other products or code dates were affected by this recall.
Consumers who have purchased any of the ese listed 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.
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A recent survey released by The Leapfrog Group assigns a Hospital Safety Score, using the report card system of A to F to each of the hospitals in Rhode Island. These grades are based on expert analysis of injuries, infections and errors that cause harm or death during a hospital stay.
Let's see how each of Rhode Island's hospitals were graded from highest to lowest:
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