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Listeria Recalls – Butter Chicken with Basmati Rice and Veggie Patch Veggie Burgers and Falafels

  • The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is alerted the public of a recall being conducted by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Canadian Establishment 720, Aliya’s Foods Limited, for approximately 4,865 pounds of frozen butter chicken and rice products imported from Canada that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.  Products imported to the United States include:  • “12.5 oz boxes of “Trader Joe’s Butter Chicken with Basmati Rice” with product code “2012-10-31″ and lot code “30512″  While 19 cartons of product are on hold at the distribution center, 240 cartons have been distributed to Trader Joe’s retail stores. Trader Joe’s has contacted these stores directly and instructed them to pull the recalled product off the shelf.
  • Veggie Patch veggie burgers and falafels are being recalled due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.  No illnesses have yet been associated with this recall.  The recalled product are: – Veggie Patch Ultimate Meatless Burger, UPC 61012900211, 9 oz., sell-by date of January 12, 2013. – Veggie Patch Falafel Chickpea Balls, UPC 610129066193, 9 oz., sell-by date of January 15, 2013. The affected products went on sale November 21 in the following states: Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Wisconsin