Tuesday, August 7, 2012

WARNING!! Salad Product Recall

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Salad product recall

*****CLASS I RECALL*****


USDA Recall Classifications

Class I This is a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.
Class II This is a health hazard situation where there is a remote probability of adverse health consequences from the use of the product.
Class III This is a situation where the use of the product will not cause adverse health consequences.


A possible Listeria contamination spurs the federal government to launch a recall in salad products.


The U.S. Department of Agriculture said that Garden Fresh Foods of Milwaukee, Wisconsin is recalling about 13,600 pounds of salad products.
"The salads contain diced onions that are the subject of a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recall by Gill Onions, due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes," the USDA said.

 The product subject to recall is:


  •  8 lb. packages of “Finest Traditions Spiral Pasta and Chicken Salad” with product code 38576 and lot number 08171201
  • 4 lb. packages, 2 per case of “Finest Traditions Chicken Salad Spread” with product code 38886 and lot number 08201201 or 08151201
  • 12 oz. packages, 6 per case of “Finest Traditions Chicken Salad Spread” with product code 38892 and lot number 08201201, or 08151201
  • 8 lb. packages of “Finest Traditions Gemelli Pasta & Chicken Salad” with product code 38578 and lot number 08151201 or 08161201
All the products were produced between July 10 and July 16, 2012. The packages bear the establishment number “P-17256” or “Est. 17256” inside the USDA mark of inspection and have the lot number ink jetted on the package. The lot number is indicative of the product’s expiration date. For example, lot number “081912xx” indicates an expiration date of August 19, 2012. The products were distributed to retailers and institutions nationwide. When available, the retail distribution list will be posted on FSIS' 
website at  www.fsis.usda.gov/
Consumers and media with questions about the recall should contact Richard Riebel, Counsel for Garden Fresh Foods, at (414) 278-8500.

Consumers with food safety questions can "Ask Karen," the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov or via smartphone at m.askkaren.gov. "Ask Karen" live chat services are available Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from l0 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day.
Current Recalls & Alerts (Open Federal Recall Cases for FSIS)

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