Meijer Distribution Center-Frozen Chicken Entrées
From the information provided by USDA, the recalled product was distributed in the State of Indiana. The recalled product was distributed to Meijer's Stores. Information is provided in case of consumer inquires. There were only 21 packages distributed in four states. Rest of the packages have been recovered and put on hold.
CLASS I RECALL
HEALTH RISK: HIGH
Congressional and Public Affairs
Michigan Firm Recalls Frozen Chicken Entrées for Possible Listeria Contamination
WASHINGTON, Mar. 2, 2008 – Meijer Distribution Center, a Grand Rapids, Mich. firm, is voluntarily recalling approximately 2,184 pounds of frozen chicken entrées that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced today.
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.
The problem was discovered through FSIS microbiological sampling. FSIS has received no reports of illnesses associated with consumption of this product.
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, such as infants, the elderly and persons with HIV infection or undergoing chemotherapy.
Media and consumers with questions about the recall should contact company Director of Public Relations, Frank J. Guglielmi at (734) 844-2781. Consumers with questions about the recall should contact the Meijer Call Center at (800) 543-3704.
Consumers with food safety questions can "Ask Karen," the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) 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.