November 10, 2001Dakota Foods Recalls Chicken
Sioux Falls, S.D. (SafetyAlerts)
- United States Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection
Service, (FSIS) said that Dakota Foods, Inc. is
pounds of frozen ready-to-eat chicken salad because the product may have
This is the first public notice of
recall issued by the FSIS.
The product subject to
recall is "Smash Hit Subs: WHITE MEAT CHICKEN SALAD" in 18 lb. cases, with
product code 80368. Each 18 lb. case contains 3 lb. vacuum sealed packages
with product code 80368.
The product was produced on Oct. 1, 2001, and bears the
establishment number "P-7096" inside the USDA seal of inspection on the
This product was distributed to Orion Smash Hit franchises typically located
in convenience stores nationwide. The problem was discovered when the
product was pulled out of an Orion R&D Kitchen stock for presentation, and
the potential undercooking was reported directly to Dakota Foods, Inc.
"Because of the potential for foodborne illness, we want
consumers to be aware of the recall," said Margaret O’K. Glavin, FSIS acting
administrator. "FSIS is informing the public so franchises and consumers who
may have purchased and stored the product in their refrigerators or freezers
can know to check."
FSIS has received no reports of illnesses associated with
consumption of this product. Anyone concerned about an illness should
contact a physician.
Consumers with questions about the recall may contact
Dakota Foods, Inc.’s Quality Assurance Manager, Jim Olson at (605) 334-5332.
Media with questions about the recall may contact Steve Willis, Comptroller,
Dakota Foods, Inc., at (605) 334-5332.