Chicken-salad kits recalled on Listeria concerns

by Meat&Poultry Staff
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WASHINGTON – APPA Fine Foods, Corona, Calif., recalled approximately 92,657 lbs. of fully cooked chicken Caesar salad kits on concerns the product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, the US Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service reported. There have been no reports of illnesses.

FSIS learned of the problem from the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development personnel. The department notified FSIS of two confirmed positive Lm results from retail product purchases at one of the bulk warehouse chain locations. The bulk warehouse chain then sampled components of the salad kits, but only the chicken tested positive for Lm, FSIS noted.

The salad kits were shipped nationwide to one bulk warehouse chain for retail sale in its in-store cafés. The products subject to the recall include 11 oz. clear plastic containers and 6.5-lb. boxes labeled, “APPA Fine Foods/Sam’s Club Daily Chef CHICKEN CAESAR SALAD KIT” with case codes 141851, 141922, 141951, 141991, 142021, 142201 or 142131 with use by dates of 8/14/14, 8/21/14, 8/27/14, 9/1/14, 9/3/14 or 9/17/14.

The kits were produced on July 4, 11, 14, 18, 21, and 25; as well as on Aug. 1 and 8, 2014. Box labels bear the establishment number “P-21030” inside the USDA mark of inspection.
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