Recalls & Alerts
Apr 28, 2005
Recall Release CLASS I RECALL
FSIS-RC-023-2005 HEALTH RISK: HIGH
Congressional and Public Affairs
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WASHINGTON, April 28, 2005 – Forest and Brook Food Corp., a Hauppauge, New York, establishment, is voluntarily recalling approximately 385 pounds of chicken breast wrap sandwiches that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.
Products subject to recall include:
* 8.3 oz. packages of “7 Eleven, BIG EATS, Deluxe, CHICKEN BREAST WRAP, Handmade On Wednesday 04/20/05, Freshest Before Friday 11:59 p.m. 04/22/05.” Each package bears the establishment code “P-18342” inside the USDA mark of inspection.
The products were produced on April 20 and were distributed to retail establishments in New York, New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania. The problem was discovered through company testing. 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 cause miscarriages and stillbirths, as well as serious and sometimes fatal infections in those with weakened immune systems including infants, the elderly and persons with chronic disease, such as HIV infection or undergoing chemotherapy.
Consumers with questions about the recall should contact company Manager of Consumer Communications Jaime Carpenter at (214) 841-6585.
Media with questions about the recall should contact 7 Eleven, Inc. Director of Marketing and Communications Kevin Gardner at (214) 828-7694.
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.