Recall Release CLASS I RECALL
FSIS-RC-015-2005 HEALTH RISK: HIGH
Congressional and Public Affairs
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WASHINGTON, April 5, 2005 – LSG Sky Chefs, Inc., an Orlando, Fla. firm, is voluntarily recalling approximately 3,316 pounds of chicken wrap sandwiches that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.
The products subject to recall are various size and weight bulk packages of:
8.75 oz. wraps of “7-ELEVEN BIG EATS, Deluxe, WHITE CHICKEN MEAT WRAP WITH VEGETABLES AND SOY GINGER SPREAD ON A CURRY FLOUR TORTILLA.”
Each package bears the message, “Handmade on Monday 0328, Freshest Before 11:59pm, 0330,” or “Handmade on Tuesday 0329, Freshest Before 11:59pm, 0331.” Each package also bears the establishment code “EST. P-19682” inside the USDA mark of inspection.
The chicken wrap sandwiches were produced on March 28 and 29, 2005, and were distributed to convenience stores in Florida on March 29 and 30, 2005.
The product has a two-day shelf life and FSIS has been informed that product subject to recall has been removed from store shelves.
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 with questions about the recall should contact company Vice President of Corporate Communications Dalene Nichols at (972) 793-9209. Consumers with questions about the recall should contact 7-Eleven Corporate Quality Assurance Manager Harold Luebbert at (214) 841-6827.
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.