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August 3, 1999

Sahara brand Fresh Celery Recalled

Brawley, CA (SafetyAlerts) - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today reported that Sahara Packing is recalling Sahara brand Fresh Celery because the product is contaminated with Shigella.

This is the first public notice issued by the FDA.


Empress Sahara, Mexicali, Mexico (grower).

Sahara Packing, Division of Kudu, Inc., Brawley, California, by telephone on June 16, 1999. Firm-initiated recall complete.

California, Colorado, Florida, Minnesota, Ohio, Canada.

558 cartons.

FDA Recall #F-566-9.


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.