October 5, 2001
Golden Platter Foods Recalls 7,500 Pounds of Frozen Chicken Products
Newark, N.J. (SafetyAlerts)
- United States Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection
Service, (FSIS) said that Golden Platter Foods Inc. is recalling
approximately 7,500 pounds of frozen chicken products that may be
contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
This is the first public notice of
recall issued by the FSIS.
The products subject to recall were produced on Sept. 26,
and distributed to retail and wholesale establishments in New Jersey and New
The retail products identifiable to consumers are:
3 lb. bags of "Western Beef FULLY COOKED BREADED CHICKEN BREAST NUGGETS
SHAPED PATTIES," 3 lb. bags of "Western Beef FULLY COOKED BREADED CHICKEN
BREAST PATTIES," and 3 lb. bags of "Western Beef FULLY COOKED BREADED
CHICKEN BREAST TENDERS SHAPED PATTIES." Each bag bears the establishment
number "P-8813" inside the USDA seal of inspection.
The wholesale products subject to recall are:
10 lb. cases of halal "GOLDEN PLATTER FOODS Fully Cooked Breaded CHICKEN
BREAST TENDERS," 10 lb. cases of "GOLDEN HALAL WHITE CHICKEN PATTIES FULLY
COOKED ," and 10 lb. cases of "GOLDEN HALAL WHITE CHICKEN NUGGETS FULLY
COOKED." Each case is marked with a date code of "SEP 2 6 2001" and each
case bears the establishment number "P-8813" inside the USDA seal of
"Because of the potential for foodborne illness, we want consumers to be
aware of the recall," said Thomas J. Billy, FSIS administrator. "If theyfind
the recalled products, consumers should not eat them, but return themto the
point of purchase."
The problem was discovered through routine FSIS microbiological testing.
Consumption of food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes can cause
listeriosis, an uncommon but potentially fatal disease. Healthy people
rarely contract listeriosis. 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 weak immune systems - infants, the frail or
elderly, and persons with chronic disease, with HIV infection, or taking
FSIS has received no reports of illnesses associated with consumption ofthis
product. Anyone concerned about an illness should contact a physician.
Media and consumers with questions about the recall may contact Eli Barzvi,
president, Golden Platter Foods Inc., at (973) 242-0290..