Ready-to-eat salad products recalled for possible E. coli contamination

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WASHINGTON- Fresh Foods Manufacturing Co., a Freedom, Pennsylvania-based company, is recalling approximately 8,757 lbs. of ready-to-eat salad products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, the US Dept. of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced on April 14. 

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “P-40211” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to locations in Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.

The ready-to-eat salad products were produced from April 9, 2018 to April 12, 2018 and have a shelf life of four days.

The following products are subject to recall:

  • 11.5 oz., clear plastic containers of ready-to-eat “CAESAR SALAD WITH CHICKEN.”  The product label is marked “Great to Go” by Market District and has a sell by date of 04/13/18-04/16/18.  The case code is 81571201542.
  • 14.4 oz., clear plastic containers of ready-to-eat “CHICKEN AND BACON” salad.  The product label is marked “Great to Go” by Market District and has a sell by date of 04/13/18 – 04/16/18.  The case code is 81571201541.
  • 14.1 oz., clear plastic containers of ready-to-eat “CHEF SALAD WITH HAM, TURKEY, & HARD-BOILED EGG.”  The product label is marked “Great to Go” by Market District and has a sell by date of 04/13/18 – 04/16/18.  The case code is 81571201543.
  • 13.1 oz., clear plastic containers of ready-to-eat “CHEF SALAD WITH HAM, TURKEY, & HARD-BOILED EGG.” The product label is marked “Great to Go” by Market District and has a sell by date of 04/13/18 – 04/16/18.  The case code is 81571201545.

 

The problem was discovered on April 13, 2018 when Fresh Foods Manufacturing Co., received notification from their romaine lettuce supplier that the romaine lettuce used by the establishment in the products was being recalled due to E. coli O157:H7 concerns. There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products.

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By ivan e. ivanov 4/17/2018 6:22:29 AM
The main source of E. coli O157:H7 are the feces from contaminated animals and people. With this regard keep more attention on the source of the infection.