April 8, 2002MarketFare Foods Has Recalled Deli Pride
Egg, Sausage & Cheese Biscuits
Phoenix, AZ (SafetyAlerts)
- The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said that MarketFare Foods has recalled
Deli Pride Egg, Sausage & Cheese Biscuits, because it has the potential to
be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause
serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly
people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy
individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe
headaches, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria
infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
The Deli Pride Egg, Sausage, & Cheese Biscuits were distributed in retail
stores in 35 states (Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado,
Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa,
Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan,
Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma,
Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West
The Deli Pride Egg, Sausage, & Cheese Biscuits are packaged in 4.4 ounce
boxes. All product with a code date of 080243 is being recalled.
There was one reported illness in Florida related to this recall.
The Listeria was found in samples collected by the Florida Department of
Agriculture and the U. S. Food & Drug Administration. MarketFare
discontinued the production and distribution of the Deli Pride Egg, Sausage
& Cheese Biscuits based on the results of the two samples. The company and
the FDA are continuing their investigation as to the cause of this problem.
Consumers should return the product to the place of purchase for a full
refund. Consumers with questions should call Mr. Al Carfora, President of
MarketFare Foods at 602-275-5509.