Recalls & Alerts
Jun 15, 2005
Recall Release CLASS I RECALL
FSIS-RC-027-2005 HEALTH RISK: HIGH
Congressional and Public Affairs
WASHINGTON, June 15, 2005 – Sally Sherman Foods, a Mount Vernon, N.Y., firm, is voluntarily recalling approximately 5,065 pounds of chicken salad that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.
The following are subject to recall:
* 5 lb. plastic containers of “Sally Sherman, CHICKEN SALAD, WITH MAYONNAISE, CELERY, BREAD CRUMBS.” Each package bears one of the following codes “FO81,” “FO82,” “FO83,” “FO84,” “FO85,” “FO86,” “FO87” or “FO88.”
* 5 lb. plastic containers of “SALLY SHERMAN FOODS, CHICKEN PASTA CAESAR, MT VERNON, NY. Each package bears either the date code “FO81″ or FO82.”
Each product bears the establishment code “P-4400” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The products were produced on June 8, 2005 and distributed to restaurants, retail stores and other institutions in Connecticut, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont.
The problem was discovered through routine FSIS microbial 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 lead to miscarriages and stillbirths, as well as serious and sometimes fatal infections in infants, the elderly and persons with compromised immune systems.
Media and consumers with questions about the recall should contact Vasili Zisis, company vice president of operations, at (914) 664-6262.
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.