Recall Release CLASS I RECALL
FSIS-RC-014-2005 HEALTH RISK: HIGH
Congressional and Public Affairs
WASHINGTON, March 25, 2005 – Day-Lee Foods, Inc., a Santa Fe Springs, Calif., firm, is voluntarily recalling approximately 12,500 pounds of chicken products 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 32 lb. boxes of “TRADER JOE’S, TERIYAKI CHICKEN WINGS & DRUMMETTES.” The boxes contain sixteen two-pound bags. Each bag is labeled, “TRADER JOE’S, Teriyaki Chicken Wings & Drummettes.” The bags also bear the establishment code “EST. P-17309” inside the USDA mark of inspection and the code “2404DL1.”
The chicken products were produced on Aug. 27, 2004, and were distributed to retail stores in Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon and Washington.
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. Infants, elderly and persons with chronic disease, such as HIV infection and those undergoing chemotherapy are most vulnerable.
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 10 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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