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June 7, 2002

California Firm Has Recalled Chicken Products

Vernon, CA (SafetyAlerts) - United States Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service, (FSIS) said that Huxtable's Kitchen has recalled approximately 4,000 pounds of undercooked chicken products used in salads.

The products being recalled are:

9.5-ounce trays of "FRESH FOODS, Chicken COBB SALAD, with Bacon." Each tray bears a use-by date code numbered "61002" or lower.
9-ounce trays of "TRADER GIOTTO’S CAESAR SALAD WITH CHICKEN and a container of Caesar Dressing." Each tray bears a use-by date code numbered "61102" or lower.
Each package also bears "P-11079" inside the USDA seal of inspection.

The product was produced on or before June 6, 2002 and was distributed to retail stores in the following counties, located in the following states: Arizona (Pima and Maricopa), California (Los Angeles, Riverside, San Diego, Orange, San Luis Obispo, Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Bernardino) and Nevada (Clark).

"Because of the potential for foodborne illness from consumption of undercooked poultry, consumers should not eat this product and return it to the point of purchase," said Linda Swacina, acting FSIS administrator. "USDA is informing the public so consumers can check their refrigerators and freezers."

The problem was discovered by the company. No illnesses or injuries associated with consumption of the product have been reported. Anyone concerned about an illness should contact a physician immediately.

Consumers and media with questions about the recall may contact John Haddock, company plant manager, at (323) 584-7880, ext. 231.

Consumers with other food safety questions can phone the toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline at 1-800-535-4555. 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

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