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August 3, 1999

Sandridge Food Corp. Recalls Various Salads for Shigella

Medina, OH (SafetyAlerts) - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today reported that Sandridge Food Corp. is recalling various salad products because the products were manufactured using celery that may be contaminated with Shigella. The products were not subjected to processing known to kill the Shigella.

This is the first public notice issued by the FDA.

PRODUCT
a) Mustard Potato Salad in 10 lb. cartons labeled as "Always Better Salads" and "Sandridge Gourmet Salads, Medina, Ohio 44256"
b) Health Salad in 10 lb. cartons labeled as "Sandridge Gourmet Salads" and "Sandridge Food Corporation, Medina, OH 44256"
c) Surfside Pasta in 5 lb. plastic tubs labeled as "Pacific Cuisine" and "Sandridge Food Corporation, Medina, OH 44256"
d) Macaroni Salad in 10 lb. cartons labeled as "Leon's Homemade Foods, Medina, OH 44256"
e) Salsa Salad in 5 lb. plastic tubs labeled as "Leon's Homemade Foods, Medina, OH 44256"
f) Seafood Salad in 5 lb. plastic tubs labeled as "Leon's Homemade Foods, Medina, OH 44256"
g) Homestyle Celery Stuffing in 8 lb. cartons labeled as "Gordon Food Service, Grand Rapids, MI 49548"
h) Preservative Free Potato Salad labeled as "Sandridge Gourmet Salads" and "Sandridge Food Corporation, Medina, OH 44256"
i) Macaroni and Cheddar Salad in 1 lb. plastic tubs, 1.5 lb. plastic tubs and 10 lb. cartons labeled as "Sandridge Food Corporation, Medina, OH 44256"
j) Chicken Salad Dressing in 2 lb. plastic pouches labeled as "Sandridge Gourmet Salads" and "Sandridge Food Corporation, Medina, OH 44256"
k) Macaroni Salad in 1 lb. plastic tubs labeled as "Original Amish Recipes" and "Melch's Country Recipes, Medina Ohio 44256".

CODES
a) Mustard Potato Salad, 7/30/99 Sandridge in 10 LB cartons
b) Health Salad, 7/30/99 Sandridge in 10 LB cartons
c) Surfside Pasta, 7/10/99 Pacific in 5 LB plastic tubs
d) Macaroni Salad, 7/10/99 Leon's in 10 LB cartons
e) Salsa Salad, 7/5/99 Leon's 5 LB plastic tubs
f) Seafood Salad, 7/10/99 Leon's in 5 LB plastic tub
g) Homestyle Celery Stuffing, 7/15/99 Gordon in 8 LB cartons
h) Preservative Free Potato Salad, 7/11/99 Sandridge in 10 LB plastic tubs
i) Macaroni and Cheddar Salad, 7/31/99 Sandridge in 1 LB and 1.5 LB plastic tubs, and 10 LB cartons
j) Chicken Salad Dressing, 6/29/99 Sandridge in 2 LB plastic pouches
k) Amish Macaroni Salad, 7/31/99 Amish Recipes in 1 LB plastic tubs.

MANUFACTURER Empress Sahara, Mexicali, Mexico (celery grower).

RECALLED BY Sandridge Food Corporation, Medina, Ohio, by telephone on June 16 and 18, 1999. Firm-initiated recall complete.

DISTRIBUTION Pennsylvania, Indiana, Ohio, Colorado, Kentucky, Michigan, Wisconsin.

QUANTITY 7,348 pounds of the various products were distributed.

FDA Recall #F-548/558-9

 

The information contained herein has been obtained from sources that the Company believes to be reliable, however, the Company has not independently verified or confirmed the information and the recipient acknowledges that no representations or warranties are being made in connection with the use of the information.