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Aug 2, 2000

Culinary Foods Inc. Recalls Frozen Prepared Meals Institutional Use

First public notice issued by FDA of 'completed recall'...

Chicago, IL (SafetyAlerts) - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today reported that Culinary Foods, Inc. is conducting a recall of certain frozen prepared meals with parboiled rice for institutional use because the rice component of the meal was contaminated with pieces of approximately 25-gauge wire ranging from 7-12mm in length.

PRODUCT
Frozen prepared meals with parboiled rice for institutional use:
a) Meat Stuffed Green Peppers with Tomato Sauce, 5-pound 10-ounce container, 12 servings per container;
b) Bombay Brand Curry Meal, 45 pieces per container;
c) Chicken Suisse Meal a.k.a. Chicken White Cheddar, 45 pieces per container;
d) Chicken Kiev Meal, 45 pieces per container.

Recall #F-166/169-0.  Class II

CODE
a) Lot date 0610 3/01/00
b) Lot date 0740 3/14/00
c) Lot date 0680 3/08/00
d) Lot dates 0670 3/07/00, 0830 3/23/00, and 0840 3/24/00.

MANUFACTURER
Culinary Foods, Inc., Chicago, Illinois.

RECALLED BY
Manufacturer, by telephone on April 11, 2000, followed by fax. Firm-initiated recall complete.  This is the first public notice issued by the FDA.

DISTRIBUTION
Illinois, Minnesota, Washington state, Michigan, New York, Hawaii.

QUANTITY
594 cases were distributed.

REASON
The rice component of the meal was contaminated with pieces of approximately 25-gauge wire ranging from 7-12mm in length.

Questions concerning this recall may be directed to the FDA at 1-888-INFO-FDA.

 
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