Recall Release CLASS I RECALL
FSIS-RC-010-2005 HEALTH RISK: HIGH
Congressional and Public Affairs
WASHINGTON, March 16, 2005 – Day-Lee Foods, Inc., a Santa Fe Springs, Calif., firm, is voluntarily recalling approximately 12,090 pounds of chicken dumplings that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced today.
The products subject to recall are approximately 30-pound bags of “FULLY COOKED CHICKEN DUMPLINGS, FOR INSTITUTIONAL USE.” The products bear the code “560205” and the establishment code “EST. P-17309” inside the USDA mark of inspection.
The chicken dumplings were produced on December 22, 2004, and were distributed to a wholesaler in North Carolina.
The problem was discovered through company sampling. FSIS has received no reports of illnesses associated with consumption of these products.
Consumption of food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, an uncommon but potentially fatal disease. Healthy people rarely contract listeriosis. However, Listeriosis can cause high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness and nausea. Listeriosis can also induce miscarriages and stillbirths, as well as serious and sometimes fatal infections in those with weakened immune systems including infants, elderly and persons with chronic disease, such as HIV infection or undergoing chemotherapy.
Media and consumers with questions about the recall may contact company recall coordinator, Mark Miller at (562) 802-6801.
Consumers with food safety questions can phone the toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline at 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854). The hotline 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.
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