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Expanded Recall: Future Food Ltd. Recalls Salad, Spreads, Dips, and Related Products
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — Dallas, TX — August 15, 2006 — Future Food Ltd, Dallas, TX, is expanding its August 11, 2006 recall of Krab Dip Supreme and Supreme Krab Dip to include the following additional products that bear either the use-by date of 8/23/06 and the lot code 06186 or the use-by date of 8/23/06 and the marking A4, B4 or C4: Krab Log, Cajun Smoked Salmon Flavored Spread, Krab Artichoke Spinach Dip, Krab Dip, Cajun Krab Dip, Jalapeno Krab Dip, Cajun Crawfish Salad, and Smoked Salmon Flavored Spread. These products were sold under the brand names of Salads of the Sea, Hen House, Southern Home and Fisherman’s Market.
The recall is being expanded because these products have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria Monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
The potential for contamination was noted after routine testing revealed that a package of Krab Dip Supreme, which was recalled on August 11, 2006, contained Listeria Monocytogenes. Future Food has no evidence that the products in this expanded recall are contaminated; however, because all of the products in this expanded recall were produced by the same manufacturer, on the same day and on the same equipment as the products recalled on August 11, Future Food is expanding the recall as a precaution.
The products were distributed in FL, SC, AL, KS, NC, VA, TN, OK, FL, MI, MO, AZ, NM, OH, WA, OR, CO, CA, and LA.
Products are packaged in a variety of sizes, including plastic 7-oz. and 12-oz. round and rectangular containers, 16-oz. round packaging, and plastic 5 lb tubs.
No illnesses have been reported to date. This recall is being made with the knowledge of the U. S. Food and Drug Administration.
Consumers who have purchased packages of these products either with lot code 06186 or a use-by date of 8/23/06 are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund or they may discard it. Consumers with questions can call the company at 1-800-318-7229.