What You Need To Know About Walmart's Chicken Salad Recall

Labelling is everything when it comes to food products, particularly if potential allergens are involved, which is exactly the case with the latest food recall involving Willow Tree Poultry Farm's Classic Chicken Salad. The government's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced the recall after the manufacturer received a customer complaint questioning why the Classic Chicken Salad had walnuts and cranberries in it. The recall covers more than 6,890 pounds of the sandwich filling, which was shipped to stores, including Walmarts, in Connecticut, the District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Virginia.The product was produced on September 2, has a sell by date of 9/30/20, and a time stamp of 13:00:00 to 17:00:00. The recalled chicken salad was sold in 15-ounce, clear plastic containers (via Eat This, Not That!).

If you have bought the product, you're asked to throw the salad away or return them to the store where you purchased it.

Food inspectors are concerned the mislabelled products could trigger nut allergies

While no one has reported any problems after consuming Willow Tree's Classic Chicken Salad, the FSIS considers the health risk attached to the recall notice to be "high" since the chances of someone developing serious allergic reactions after consuming the product is considerable if they have nut sensitivities. Healthline says nut allergies are fairly common in the U.S. Symptoms including coughing, swelling lips, itching, sneezing, stomach pains, hives, difficulty swallowing, and anaphylaxis.

Chicken salad is just the latest food recall in the last few months. In August, the FDA sent out an urgent recall involving onions, because the popular ingredient might have been exposed to the potentially deadly salmonella bacteria. The FSIS has also recalled frozen taquitos and chimichangas, because the green chilis used to make the products might contain bits of hard plastic.