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Recall: Prepared BBQ Chicken Salads Sold At Trader Joe’s

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(credit: USDA/Food and Safety Inspection Services)

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal food safety inspectors say prepared barbecue chicken salads sold at Trader Joe’s are being recalled because they contain diced onions that may be contaminated with the potentially deadly listeria bacteria.

In a release Friday, United States Department of Agriculture officials say Huxtable’s Kitchen of Vernon, Calif. is recalling about 5,610 pounds of the salads.

No illnesses have been reported from the salads.

Products with use-by dates through July 30 and bearing the establishment number “P-11079″ are subject to the recall.

The 14.5-ounce salads were distributed in Arizona, New Mexico, Southern California, Southern Nevada and Texas.

The bacteria can cause a flu-like illness, a symptom of a serious infection that typically affects older adults, pregnant women and those with weak immune systems.

The illness can result in death.

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