Giant Eagle is voluntarily recalling their Smokey Mozzarella Pasta Salad due to a possible listeria and salmonella risk. The recall was issued after one of the company’s suppliers notified them that the red pepper used in the pasta salad could be contaminated.

The recalled pasta salads have an effective date of October 17th. It has a product number of PLU 76578. Additional pasta salad was also sold at the store’s salad bar. 

Giant Eagle urges anyone who has bought the recalled pasta salad to return it for a full refund.

Salmonella is a bacteria that can cause a serious infection.  The elderly, children and those with weak immune systems can have serious and even fatal complications. 

Listeria can also cause serious infections that primarily affect older adults, those with weakened immune systems and pregnant women and their newborns.

No illnesses have been reported so far.

Recovering compensation after an injury or illness from a defective product

If you can prove that your food poisoning or food related illness or injury was caused by a contaminated or misbranded food product, you may be able to pursue a product liability claim against the business that sold or prepared that food product. You should also contact your local health department to report the incident.

A claim against the negligent business or manufacturer for food poisoning or food related illness or injury will seek recovery of medical bills, lost wages, out of pocket expenses and pain and suffering.

If you or someone you know have been injured or diagnosed with food poisoning due to a contaminated or misbranded food product, call Berger and Green at 412-661-1400 to schedule a free consultation with a personal injury lawyer in Pittsburgh today.

Source: KDKA 2, “Giant Eagle Recalls Smokey Mozzarella Pasta Salad Due To Potential Listeria & Salmonella Contamination”