December 19, 2000
'Cool Fruit' Salad Recalled
Marietta, GA (SafetyAlerts) - The Salad Factory of
is voluntarily recalling packages of its "Cool Fruit" salad because it
could possibly be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, according to a press release
issued by Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture Tommy Irvin.
The salad contains cantaloupe, honeydew
and grapes. It is packaged in 10 ounce and 16 ounce plastic containers and is sold in
grocery stores. The lot affected by this recall was distributed only to Winn-Dixie stores
according to The Salad Factory.
The Tennessee Department of Agriculture discovered
the contamination during a routine sampling of the product from a Winn-Dixie store in
"Eating food contaminated with this bacteria
can cause listeriosis, a disease that can be fatal to infants, the frail or elderly, and
persons with chronic disease. If you have any of the product affected by this recall, do
not eat it but return it to the store where it was purchased," Commissioner Irvin
warned. "We will be checking store shelves to make sure the affected product
has been removed. The Salad Factory has been very cooperative and helpful in making sure
all the possible contaminated salad is withdrawn from sale," said Irvin.
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