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Recall Notification Report 032-98
September 22, 1998

Recall Notification Report

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
FOOD SAFETY AND INSPECTION SERVICE

Product(s) Recalled: Savoie’s Dressing Mix, 1-pound containers
Production Dates/Identifying Codes: Production through September 15, 1998
Problem/Reason for Recall: Salmonella contamination
How/When Discovered: Product served at an August 15 wedding in Louisiana resulted in 62 illnesses (of which 9 were admitted to a hospital for fever and diarrhea). Product and stool samples tested positive for Salmonella
Federal Establishment: Establishment number 13346, Savoie’s Sausage & Food Products, Inc., Opelousas, La.
Corporate Contact: Frederick Lafleur, general manager, 318-942-7241
Quantity Recalled: Estimated over 500,000 lbs. (461,555 lbs. produced in 1998)
Distribution: Distributed to retail food stores in 9 states: Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Texas
Recall Classification: Class 1
Recall Notification Level: To consumer level
Press Release: September 22, 1998 press release FSIS-98-RC-14
Direct Notification Means: Company contacting customers
FSIS Followup Activities: Effectiveness checks
Other Agencies Involved: Lousiana State Office of Public Health, Epidemiology Section, 504-568-5005
FSIS Contacts:
  • District Enforcement Operations: (202) 418-8872
  • Emergency Response: (202) 501-7521
  • Media Inquiries: (202) 720-9113
  • Congressional Inquiries: (202) 720-3897
  • Consumer Inquiries: (800) 535-4555
Date of Recall Meeting: September 22, 1998
Recall Case Number: EP 032-98