Possible listeria in dressing packets spurs salad recall

10/28/2013 04:01:00 PM
Coral Beach

Taylor Farms has recalled packaged broccoli salad kits because the salad dressing in the kits may be contaminated with listeria monocytogenes.

The kits, destined for foodservice and retail deli operators, were processed at Taylor Farms, Jessup, Md., facility. More than 5,000 pounds of broccoli salad kit products are involved because the dressing packets are subject to a Food and Drug Administration recall, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service.

The salad kits were shipped to distributors and retail delis in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York and Vermont. The recalled products are:

  •  6.06-pound boxes labeled “Taylor Farms Broccoli Crunch” with bacon and dressing with the case code 310151, produced on Oct. 21-22.
  •  12.13-pound boxes labeled “Taylor Farms Broccoli Crunch” with bacon and dressing with the case code 310153, produced Oct. 21-23.

Case labels bear the establishment number EST. 34522 inside the USDA mark of inspection.

“Retail consumers and the general public will not typically see the boxes and labels, because the product is typically unboxed by retailers — such as deli counters and restaurants — and the kit used to make salads for retail sale. The boxes and labels would be more likely to be seen by distributors and retailers,” according to the USDA notice.

The FSIS, FDA and the company have not received any reports of illnesses associated with consumption of these products.

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