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December 27, 2002

McCall Farms Has Recalled Glory Foods Brand Canned Kale and Canned Turnip Greens

Effingham, SC (SafetyAlerts) - McCall Farms has recalled 15,618 cases of Glory Foods brand Kale in 27-ounce cans and 9, 115 cases of Glory Foods brand Turnip Greens in 27-ounce cans because the product has the potential to be contaminated with foodborne pathogens such as Staphylococcus aureus, Salmonella, etc. The potential problem was discovered by the company; there have been no reported illnesses caused by this product.

The Glory Foods Turnip Greens is packed in 27-ounce metal cans, with the code "GK25/TGLC." The Glory Foods Kale is packaged in 27-ounce metal cans with the codes "GK25/KGLC" and "GK22/CGLC." Both products were distributed through retail stores throughout United States, primarily in the Eastern United States.

McCall Farms' quality control department discovered post-processing contamination in these two products and code lots; the source of the problem subsequently has been identified and corrected. No other McCall Farms/Glory Foods products are affected by this recall.

Foodborne pathogens such as Staphylococcus aureus and Salmonella can cause nausea, vomiting, cramps and diarrhea. People experiencing these problems may wish to seek medical attention. Consumers also are warned not to use the product even if it does not look or smell spoiled.

Consumers who have purchased either of these products should return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-800-277-2012.

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