September 4, 2003
New Jersey Firm Recalls Thai-Style
Noodle Salad With Chicken For Possible Listeria Contamination
Flying Foods Group, LLC, a Newark, N.J.., firm, is voluntarily recalling
approximately 270 pounds of ready-to-eat Thai-style noodle salad containing
chicken that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S.
Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced
The product subject to recall is 14.6 oz. bowls of "STARBUCKS COFFEE,
Thai-Style Noodle Salad" sold at Starbucks Coffee locations in New York
City. Each bowl bears the establishment code "P-19830" inside the USDA seal
of inspection. The bottom of each bowl also bears a stamp that says, "MADE
DAILY, ENJOY BY 8 29."
The Thai-style noodle salad was produced on August 28 and distributed to
Starbucks Coffee retail stores in New York City.
The problem was discovered through routine FSIS microbiological testing.
Consumption of food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes can cause
listeriosis, an uncommon but potentially fatal disease. Healthy people
rarely contract listeriosis. Listeriosis can cause high fever, severe
headache, neck stiffness and nausea. Listeriosis can also cause miscarriages
and stillbirths, as well as serious and sometimes fatal infections in those
with weak immune systems – infants, the frail or elderly and persons with
chronic disease, HIV infection or in chemotherapy.
FSIS has received no reports of illnesses associated with consumption of
this product. Anyone concerned about an illness should contact a physician.
Media with questions about the recall may contact Carol Norton, director of
quality assurance, at
718-917-7782, ext. 112. Consumers with questions about the recall may
contact James Stathakes, general manager, at 973-623-3395.
Consumers with food safety questions can phone the toll-free USDA Meat and
Poultry Hotline at 1-888-MPHotline. The hotline is available in English and
Spanish and can be reached from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday
through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day.