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October 17, 2002

Recall Update Melissa's Fresh Bay Leaves Recall Complete

(SafetyAlerts) - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released the following information.

PRODUCT
Melissa's Fresh Bay Leaves, net wt. 3/4 oz. (21 g).
Recall # F-005-3.

CODE
Lot numbers 19344903 and 19301503.

RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER
Recalling Firm: Melissa's World Variety Produce, Vernon, CA, by letter on August 5, 2002 and by press release on August 6, 2002.
Manufacturer: Herb Thyme Farms, Inc. Compton, CA.
State initiated recall complete.

REASON
The product was found to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes by the Georgia Department of Agriculture on July 29, 2002.

VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERCE
14 cartons (6 clam shells each).

DISTRIBUTION
AL, GA and FL.

 
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