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June 5, 1999

Bud's Produce Recalls Time Savers Tossed Salad and Cole Slaw

Elizabethtown, KY (SafetyAlerts) - Bud's Produce is recalling Time Savers tossed salad and cole slaw, 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 headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

Time Savers tossed salad and cole slaw was distributed in Kentucky, Southern Indiana and Northern Tennessee.  This product was distributed through various retail stores.

The time Savers tossed salad and cole slaw is in plastic eight-ounce, one-pound and two-pound bags.  The product in question has a "use by" date of 6/16/99 and including dates before 6/16/99 are also suspect.

No Illnesses have been reported to date.

The recall was the result of samples collected by the Kentucky Department of Public Health, Food and Drug Administration and a routine sampling program by the company that revealed that the finished products contained the bacteria.  The company has ceased the production and distribution of the product as the Kentucky Department of Public Health, Food and Drug Administration and the company continues their investigation as to what caused the problem.

Consumers who have purchased the Time Savers tossed salad and cole slaw are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.  Consumers with questions may contact the company at (270) 737-5616.


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.