California Firm Recalls Chicken and Pork Products for Possible Listeria Contamination
WASHINGTON, March 1, 2011 - Taylor Farms Pacific, a Tracy, Calif., establishment, has recalled approximately 64,000 pounds of chicken and pork products because the broccoli used in these products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.
The problem was identified through a routine sampling of products at retail by the Washington Department of Agriculture which led to a Feb. 24, 2011 recall of products containing broccoli announced by the Food and Drug Administration. Some of these products may have already been identified in that release.
The products subject to recall include:
- “Raley’s Yellow Curry Chicken Rice Bowl” 17 oz.
- “Raley’s Udon Pork Noodle Bowl”, 17 oz.
- “Raley’s Udon Chicken Noodle Bowl”, 17 oz.
- “Raley’s Asian Pasta Toss Tray”, 12 oz.
- “Raley’s Family Grilled Chicken Penne Alfredo”, 36 oz.
- “Raley’s Grilled Chicken Breast with Mashed Potato and Gravy” 14 oz.
- “Taylor Farms Snack Pot Penne Alfredo”, 10.75 oz.
- 6.25 lb cases of. “Taylor Farms Broccoli Crunch Salad Kit” bearing “case code” 10203140
- 6.25 lb cases of “Taylor Farms Broccoli Crunch Kit” bearing “case code” 10210070
- 6.25 lb cases of “SYSCO Broccoli Crunch Kit” bearing “case code” 10203125
Each box bears the establishment number “P-34013” or “EST. 34013” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The products were produced between Feb. 6, 2011 and Feb. 23, 2011 with sell by dates between Feb. 7, 2011 and Mar. 7, 2011. The products were shipped to retail distribution centers in Ariz., Calif., Colo., Ore., and Wash.
Broccoli salad mixes may contain broccoli, red onion, bacon bits, raisins, sunflower seeds and dressing. These salad mixes were only available for sale through deli counters, and while they are no longer available for sale consumers may still have them in their homes.
FSIS has not received any consumer complaints or reports of illness at this time. Anyone concerned about an illness from consumption of this product should contact a healthcare provider. Listeria monocytogenes can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.
FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. If available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS Web site at at https://www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.
Media and Consumers with questions about the recall should contact Cary Price, Manager of Customer Service at (209) 835-6300.
Consumers with food safety questions can "Ask Karen," the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov. 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.
Recommendations For People At Risk For Listeriosis
Wash hands with warm, soapy water before and after handling raw meat and poultry for at least 20 seconds. Wash cutting boards, dishes and utensils with hot, soapy water. Immediately clean spills.
Keep raw meat, fish and poultry away from other food that will not be cooked. Use separate cutting boards for raw meat, poultry and egg products and cooked foods.
Do not eat hot dogs, luncheon meats, bologna or other deli meats unless reheated until steaming hot.
Do not eat refrigerated pâté, meat spreads from a meat counter or smoked seafood found in the refrigerated section of the store. Foods that don't need refrigeration, like canned tuna and canned salmon, are safe to eat. Refrigerate after opening.
Do not drink raw (unpasteurized) milk and do not eat foods that have unpasteurized milk in them.
Do not eat salads made in the store such as ham salad, chicken salad, egg salad, tuna salad or seafood salad.
Do not eat soft cheeses such as Feta, queso blanco, queso fresco, Brie, Camembert cheeses, blue-veined cheeses and Panela unless it is labeled as made with pasteurized milk.
Use precooked or ready-to-eat food as soon as you can. Listeria can grow in the refrigerator. The refrigerator should be 40 °F or lower and the freezer 0 °F or lower. Use an appliance thermometer to check the temperature of your refrigerator.
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