News Release

Butterfield Foods, LLC. Recalls Broccoli Salad Kit Products Due To Possible Listeria Contamination

Class I Recall 046-2016
Health Risk: High Jun 3, 2016
En Español

Congressional and Public Affairs
Sarah Lichtman
(202) 720-9113
Press@fsis.usda.gov

 

WASHINGTON, JUNE 3, 2016 – Butterfield Foods, LLC., a Noblesville, Ind. establishment, is recalling approximately 15,966 pounds of broccoli salad dressing product that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The broccoli salad kit items were produced on various dates between Nov. 10, 2015 and May 25, 2016. The following product is subject to recall:  [View Label (PDF Only)]

  • 6-lb. cases containing two 3-lb packages of product labeled “Butterfield Foods Custom Food Production Broccoli Salad Kit” with a packaging date of 11/10/2015, bearing lot number 5314129,

  • 6-lb. cases containing two 3-lb packages of product labeled “Butterfield Foods Custom Food Production Broccoli Salad Kit” with a packaging date of 11/17/2015, bearing lot number 5321221,

  • 6-lb. cases containing two 3-lb packages of product labeled “Butterfield Foods Custom Food Production Broccoli Salad Kit” with a packaging date of 11/25/2015, bearing lot number 5328328,

  • 6-lb. cases containing two 3-lb packages of product labeled “Butterfield Foods Custom Food Production Broccoli Salad Kit” with a packaging date of 12/8/2015, bearing lot number 5342116,

  • 6-lb. cases containing two 3-lb packages of product labeled “Butterfield Foods Custom Food Production Broccoli Salad Kit” with a packaging date of 12/15/2015, bearing lot number 5349219,

  • 6-lb. cases containing two 3-lb packages  of product labeled “Butterfield Foods Custom Food Production Broccoli Salad Kit” with a packaging date of 12/23/2015, bearing lot number 5356297,

  • 6-lb. cases containing two 3-lb packages of product labeled “Butterfield Foods Custom Food Production Broccoli Salad Kit” with a packaging date of 12/31/2015, bearing lot number 5363410,

  • 6-lb. cases containing two 3-lb packages of product labeled “Butterfield Foods Custom Food Production Broccoli Salad Kit” with a packaging date of 2/2/2016, bearing lot number 6033071,

  • 6-lb. cases containing two 3-lb packages of product labeled “Butterfield Foods Custom Food Production Broccoli Salad Kit” with a packaging date of 2/9/2016, bearing lot number 6040142,

  • 6-lb. cases containing two 3-lb packages of product labeled “Butterfield Foods Custom Food Production Broccoli Salad Kit” with a packaging date of 2/16/2016, bearing lot number 6047305,

  • 6-lb. cases containing two 3-lb packages of product labeled “Butterfield Foods Custom Food Production Broccoli Salad Kit” with a packaging date of 2/25/2016, bearing lot number 6054450,

  • 6-lb. cases containing two 3-lb packages of product labeled “Butterfield Foods Custom Food Production Broccoli Salad Kit” with a packaging date of 3/2/2016, bearing lot number 6061048,

  • 6-lb. cases containing two 3-lb packages of product labeled “Butterfield Foods Custom Food Production Broccoli Salad Kit” with a packaging date of 3/9/2016, bearing lot number 6068141,

  • 6-lb. cases containing two 3-lb packages of product labeled “Butterfield Foods Custom Food Production Broccoli Salad Kit” with a packaging date of 3/16/2016, bearing lot number 6075273,

  • 6-lb. cases containing two 3-lb packages of product labeled “Butterfield Foods Custom Food Production Broccoli Salad Kit” with a packaging date of 3/30/2016, bearing lot number 6089507,

  • 6-lb. cases containing two 3-lb packages of product labeled “Butterfield Foods Custom Food Production Broccoli Salad Kit” with a packaging date of 4/12/2016, bearing lot number 6103161,

  • 6-lb. cases containing two 3-lb packages of product labeled “Butterfield Foods Custom Food Production Broccoli Salad Kit” with a packaging date of 4/19/2016, bearing lot number 6110244,

  • 6-lb. cases containing two 3-lb packages of product labeled “Butterfield Foods Custom Food Production Broccoli Salad Kit” with a packaging date of 4/26/2016, bearing lot number 6117342,

  • 6-lb. cases containing two 3-lb packages of product labeled “Butterfield Foods Custom Food Production Broccoli Salad Kit” with a packaging date of 5/5/2016, bearing lot number 6124070,

  • 6-lb. cases containing two 3-lb packages of product labeled “Butterfield Foods Custom Food Production Broccoli Salad Kit” with a packaging date of 5/12/2016, bearing lot number 6131130,

  • 6-lb. cases containing two 3-lb packages of product labeled “Butterfield Foods Custom Food Production Broccoli Salad Kit” with a packaging date of 5/18/2016, bearing lot number 6138250, and

  • And 6-lb. cases containing two 3-lb packages of product labeled “Butterfield Foods Custom Food Production Broccoli Salad Kit” with a packaging date of 5/25/2016, bearing lot number 6145367.

The product subject to recall bears establishment number EST. 6945 inside the USDA mark of inspection. The product has sell-by dates from December 10, 2015 through June 23, 2016. These items were shipped to retail locations in Indiana and Ohio and used to make prepared salad products further distributed to consumers at grocery delicatessens.

The problem was discovered on June 2, 2016, when the establishment was notified by its distributor that the SunOpta sunflower kernel products used in the Butterfield Foods’ Broccoli Salad Kit dressing product were involved in a recall due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of the Butterfield Foods product being recalled.

SunOpta’s recall can be found at: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm504808.htm.

Consumption of food contaminated with Listeria 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 can occur 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.

Consumers who have purchased prepared salad products that contain the recalled product from grocery delicatessens are urged not to consume them. These prepared salad products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase. If you are unsure whether or not the recalled product was used in your prepared salads, consult store management.

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.           

Consumers with questions regarding the recall can contact Keith Fields, Plant Manager, at (317) 776-4775, extension 27.

Media with questions regarding the recall can contact Frank Violi, Owner, at (317) 776-4775, extension 16.

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 4 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.

 

PREPARING PRODUCT FOR SAFE CONSUMPTION
USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline
1-888-MPHOTLINE or visit
www.fsis.usda.gov

  • 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.
  • Do not eat hot dogs, luncheon meats, bologna or other deli meats unless reheated until steaming hot.
  • Do not eat refrigerated pate, meat spreads from a meat counter or smoked seafood found in the refrigerated section of the store. Foods that do not 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. L. monocytogenes can grow in the refrigerator. The refrigerator should be
  • 40º F or cooler and the freezer 0º F or colder Use an appliance thermometer to check the temperature of your refrigerator.

 

 

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.
Last Modified Sep 14, 2016