September 21, 2000
Mrs. Crockett's Kitchens Recalls Certain Potato Salad Products
Worth, TX (SafetyAlerts) - Mrs.
Crocketts Kitchens, Inc. said today it is recalling certain potato salad products
packaged under a variety of labels because the product may be contaminated with Listeria
Only potato salad products with the
expiration dates from October 3 to October 25 are covered in the precautionary recall; no
other Mrs. Crocketts products are affected. The Company has received no complaints
or reports of illness associated with the products and has retained an independent
scientific consulting firm to conduct a complete review of the manufacturing facility.
Normal production of potato salad products will be restarted soon once corrective actions
A list of affected products is
available by clicking here:
The affected products were
distributed in 37 U.S. states and, through one distributor, in Mexico to
several grocery store chains and other outlets under a variety of labels. (For a complete
list click here)
At the retail level, potato salads
are packed in portion-pak and in one-, two- and three-pound plastic containers with an
expiration date between October 3 to October 25 under a number of brands. At the wholesale
and distributor level, the recall includes certain potato salads packed in five- and
ten-pound bulk containers with expiration dates between October 3 and October 25.
Listeria Monocytogenes, an
organism that can cause serious or sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or
elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Listeria infection can cause
miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
Consumers are asked to either dispose
of the potato salad or return it to the retailer where it was purchased. Consumers who are
uncertain about the source of their deli or restaurant potato salad should ask the
restaurant or deli for the brand name. A complete listing of the affected products is
available by calling a special consumer line at 1-888-578-7707.
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