Chelsea Food Services Firm Recalls Pork and Chicken Products Due To Possible Listeria Contamination
WASHINGTON, Nov. 1, 2017 Chelsea Food Services, doing business as Journey Cuisine, a Denver, Colo. establishment, is recalling approximately 28,064 pounds of pork and chicken burritos and wrap products that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agricultures Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.
The ready-to-eat (RTE) pork and chicken burritos and wrap items were produced on various dates from Sept. 11, 2017 through Oct. 26, 2017. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF Only)]
- 8-lb. case containing 16 frozen burritos of KING Soopers BACON BREAKFAST BURRITO with Sell By dates from 03/11/18 to 4/26/18.
- 8-lb. case containing 16 frozen burritos of KING Soopers CARNITAS POTATO BURRITO (Burrito Carnitas Caliente) with Sell By dates from 03/11/18 to 4/26/18.
- 8-lb. case containing 16 frozen burritos of KING Soopers CHICKEN QUESO BURRITO with Sell By dates from 03/11/18 to 4/26/18.
- 8-lb. case containing 16 frozen burritos of KING Soopers SPICY SAUSAGE BURRITO (Burrito Spicy Breakfast) with Sell By dates from 03/11/18 to 4/26/18.
- 4-lb. case containing 8 sandwich kits of SHAMROCK FOODS GRILLED CHICKEN WRAP with Use By dates from 9/16/17 to 10/31/17.
The products subject to recall bear establishment number EST. 19822 inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming.
Journey Cuisine notified FSIS on Oct. 30, 2017 that one of its products, Burrito Carnitas Caliente, had tested positive for L. monocytogenes during the firms product testing. After a review of the ingredients used in the Burrito Carnitas Caliente, the company determined that four additional products may be affected. There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products.
Consumption of food contaminated with L. monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, a serious infection that primarily affects older adults, persons with weakened immune systems, and pregnant women and their newborns. Less commonly, persons outside these risk groups are affected.
Listeriosis can cause fever, muscle aches, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance and convulsions sometimes preceded by diarrhea or other gastrointestinal symptoms. An invasive infection spreads beyond the gastrointestinal tract. In pregnant women, the infection can cause miscarriages, stillbirths, premature delivery or life-threatening infection of the newborn. In addition, serious and sometimes fatal infections in older adults and persons with weakened immune systems. Listeriosis is treated with antibiotics. Persons in the higher-risk categories who experience flu-like symptoms within two months after eating contaminated food should seek medical care and tell the health care provider about eating the contaminated food.
FSIS and the company are concerned that some product may be frozen and in consumers' freezers.
Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.
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. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.
Members of the media with questions regarding the recall can contact Journey Cuisines media relations at (872) 825-8640. Consumers with questions regarding the recall can contact the company at (866) 596-2385.
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. 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 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/reportproblem.