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March 5, 2008: Chicken Recalled Due To Possible Listeria Contamination

The United States Department of Agriculture, USDA, has posted a series chicken product recalls over the past three days, because the products may be contaminated with the bacterium, Listeria monocytogenes

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Individuals who consume food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may develop a serious illness known as listeriosis. Symptoms of the illness include fever, muscle aches, and, occasionally, nausea or diarrhea. If infection spreads to the nervous system, symptoms such as headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance, or convulsions can occur. The disease affects primarily pregnant women, newborns, the elderly, and adults with weakened immune systems.  To learn more about listeriosis, please see Listeriosis Symptoms.

Following, is a summary of the company recalls.

March 4, 2008 - Gourmet Boutique, Jamaica, New York, is recalling approximately 6,970 pounds of meat and poultry products that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

The following products are subject to recall:

  • 6-pound bulk packages of "GOURMET BOUTIQUE HONEY CHICKEN SALAD." Each package bears the establishment number "P-18799" inside the USDA mark of inspection.
  • 3-pound bulk packages of "GOURMET BOUTIQUE CHICKEN MARSALA." Each package bears the establishment number "P-18799" inside the USDA mark of inspection.
  • 3-pound bulk packages of "GOURMET BOUTIQUE GRILLED CHICKEN BREAST IN TERIYAKI SAUCE, PORTION CONTROL." Each package bears the establishment number "P-18799" inside the USDA mark of inspection.
  • 6-pound bulk packages of "GOURMET BOUTIQUE GRILLED LEMON CHICKEN, PORTION CONTROL." Each package bears the establishment number "P-18799" inside the USDA mark of inspection.
  • 6-pound bulk packages of "GOURMET BOUTIQUE GRILLED LEMON CHICKEN, PORTION CONTROL, Keep Frozen." Each package bears the establishment number "P-18799" inside the USDA mark of inspection.
  • 3-pound bulk packages of "GOURMET BOUTIQUE Home Style Chicken Salad." Each package bears the establishment number "P-18799" inside the USDA mark of inspection.
  • 4-pound bulk packages of "GOURMET BOUTIQUE Grilled Chicken B&E PRET A MANGER." Each package bears the establishment number "P-18799" inside the USDA mark of inspection.
  • 3.5-pound bulk packages of "GOURMET BOUTIQUE Breaded and Fried Chicken Cutlet." Each package bears the establishment number "P-18799" inside the USDA mark of inspection.
  • 3.125-pound bulk packages of "GOURMET BOUTIQUE ITALIAN STALLION TWISTER." Each package bears the establishment number "EST. 18799" inside the USDA mark of inspection.
  • 8-pound bulk packages of "GOURMET BOUTIQUE Meatloaf with Gravy KIT." Each package bears the establishment number "EST. 18799" inside the USDA mark of inspection.
  • 4.6-pound bulk packages of "GOURMET BOUTIQUE CHICKEN BURRITO." Each package bears the establishment number "P-18799" inside the USDA mark of inspection.
  • 3.125-pound bulk packages of "GOURMET BOUTIQUE TURKEYCLUB TWISTER." Each package bears the establishment number "P-18799" inside the USDA mark of inspection.

The recalled products bear the production code of "GBD 08058" on the package. The meat and poultry products were produced on Feb. 26 and 27, 2008, and were sent to retail establishments in Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Wisconsin, and distribution centers in New York.

March 4, 2008 - Inovata Foods, Edmonton, Canada, is recalling approximately 3,780 pounds of frozen chicken entrées that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

The following product is subject to recall:

  • 12-ounce packages of "Discover Cuisine ™ Red Curry Chicken & Jasmine Rice." Each package bears the Canadian establishment number "Est. 302" inside the Canadian Food Inspection Agency mark of inspection as well as a "Best By" date of "12 18 08."
     
    The frozen chicken entrées were produced on Oct. 18, 2007, and were exported to the United States and then sent to distributors and retail establishments nationwide.

March 4, 2008 – Although not posted on the USDA website, Stop & Shop released the following information through a company press release:

The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company is voluntarily recalling four types of prepared chicken because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.  The affected products were sold at the deli counter, both in bulk and prepackaged in various weights. The recall covers all of the following items sold on or after Feb. 26, 2008:

  • Breaded Chicken Cutlet (labeled GB BRD CHIX CUTLETS or GB BR CHIX CUTLTS)
  • Chicken Marsala (labeled GB CHIX MARSALA)
  • Grilled Lemon Chicken (labeled GB GR LEMON CHIX or GB GR LNI CHCKN)
  • Grilled Teriyaki Chicken (labeled GB GR TERIYKI CHIX or GB GR TRYKI CHICKN)

Upon being notified of the recall by the supplier, Stop & Shop immediately removed all recalled products from sale.

March 3, 2008 - Costco Wholesale, Issaquah, Washington, is recalling approximately 10,368 pounds of frozen chicken Entrées that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

The following product is subject to recall:  

  • Four-pack of 12-ounce packages of "Discover Cuisine ™ Red Curry Chicken & Jasmine Rice.” Each package bears the Canadian establishment number "Est. 302" inside the Canadian Food Inspection Agency mark of inspection as well as a "Best By" date of "12 18 08." The item number "2880" also appears by the UPC code on the package.
     
    The recalled frozen chicken entrées were produced on Oct. 18, 2007, and were sent to retail establishments in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah and Washington.

March 2, 2008 – Meijer Distribution Center, Grand Rapids, Michigan, is recalling approximately 2,184 pounds of frozen chicken entrées that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

The following product is subject to recall:

  • 12-ounce packages of “Discover Cuisine ™ Red Curry Chicken & Jasmine Rice.” Each package bears the Canadian establishment number “Est. 302” inside the Canadian Food Inspection Agency mark of inspection as well as a “Best By” date of “12 18 08.”

The frozen chicken entrées were produced on Oct. 18, 2007, and were sent to distributors and retail establishments in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio.

Consumers are warned not to eat any of these products.  For complete company press release, please see FDA and USDA Recalls.

The Law Firm of Eric Weinberg currently represents individuals who have been sickened in food poisoning outbreaks nationwide. If you have been injured as a result of Listeria food poisoning and you have a question concerning you legal rights, please call us toll free at 1-877-934-6274, or see Free Case Evaluation. To learn more about our law firm, please see Listeria Lawyer.

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