Taylor Farms Recalls Chicken and Pork Salad Products Due To Possible Listeria Contamination
approximately 6,630 pounds of chicken and pork salad products may be contaminated
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced that two Taylor Farms establishments are recalling approximately 6,630 pounds of chicken and pork salad products that may be contaminated with listeria monocytogenes.
The firms produced and packaged the products from February 6-9, 2017. The following products are subject to recall:
- 10.5-ounce plastic trays of Signature Cafe Southwest Chicken Premade Salad with the following USE BY dates: 2/13/17, 2/14/17 or 2/15/17.
- 10.5-ounce plastic trays of Signature Café Southwest Style Salad with Chicken with the following USE BY dates: 2/14/17, 2/15/17 or 2/16/17.
- 8.25-ounce plastic trays of H-E-B Shake Rattle & Bowl Rowdy Ranch Hand (contains pork) with the following USE BY dates: 2/17/17, 2/18/17 or 2/19/17.
The products subject to recall bear either establishment number M/P-34013 or M/P-34733 inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to distribution centers in Los Angeles and Tracy, California; Portland, Oregon; and Houston, Roanoke and San Antonio, Texas.
The problem was discovered on February 10, 2017 when both establishments were notified by Sargento Foods, which supplies Bevel Shred Pepperjack cheese products to the Taylor Farms establishments, that the cheese products are being recalled due to potential listeria contamination.
Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. Instead, these products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.
Consumption of food contaminated with listeria can cause listeriosis, a serious infection that primarily affects older adults, persons with weakened immune systems, and pregnant women and their newborns. Less commonly, persons outside these risk groups are affected.