November 17, 2003
Florida Firm Recalls Salad With Turkey
And Ham For Possible Salmonella Contamination
LSG Sky Chefs, an Orlando, Fla., establishment, is voluntarily recalling
approximately 1,135 pounds of turkey and ham used in chef salads that may be
contaminated with Salmonella, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food
Safety and Inspection Service announced today.
The salads were produced on Nov. 11 and 12, 2003 and were distributed to
retail stores in Florida.
The products subject to recall are 7.7 oz. bowls of:
"7 ELEVEN, CHEF SALAD, WITH TURKEY AND HAM." Each package bears the
establishment code "P-19582" inside the USDA mark of inspection.
The salads produced on Nov. 11 bear the manufacturing date code of "1111"
and the expiration date code of "1112." The products produced on Nov. 12
bear the manufacturing date code of "1112" and the expiration date code
"1113." Salads with date codes other than those listed above are not subject
to the recall.
The problem was discovered through routine FSIS microbiological sampling.
Consumption of food contaminated with Salmonella can cause salmonellosis,
one of the most common bacterial foodborne illnesses. Salmonella infections
can be life threatening, especially for infants, the frail or elderly and
persons with chronic disease, with HIV infection, or taking chemotherapy.
The most common manifestations of salmonellosis are diarrhea, abdominal
cramps and fever within eight to 72 hours. Additional symptoms may be
chills, headache, nausea and vomiting that can last up to seven days.
FSIS has received no reports of illness associated with consumption of this
product. Anyone concerned about an illness should contact a physician.
Consumers and media with questions about the recall may contact Dalene
Nichols, company director of corporate communications, at 972-793-9209.
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.”