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June 27, 2002

FreshPoint Has Recalled Processed Fruits and Vegetables

Denver, CO (SafetyAlerts) -  FreshPoint has recalled 1,883 cases of the below assorted processed fruits and vegetables that has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this product.

FreshPoint Item # Pck/Sz Label Item Description Type of Pack

16081

8OZ

No Label

PROCESSED MIXED FRUIT CUBED

Retail

81425

6/16OZ

Malcombs Fresh Re-Pack

PROCESSED HONEYDEW CHUNKS

Retail

80650

6/16OZ

Malcombs Fresh Re-Pack

PROCESSED CANT/HONEYDEW CHUNKS

Retail

80675

6/16OZ

Malcombs Fresh Re-Pack

PROCESSED MIXED FRUIT

 

Retail

81910

6/32OZ

Windmill Farms

PROCESSED CANT/HONEYDEW CHUNKS

Retail

81915

6/32OZ

Windmill Farms

PROCESSED MIXED FRUIT

 

Retail

80590

2/32OZ

Windmill Farms

PROCESSED CANT/HONEY/WATERMELON CNKS

Retail

85027

5 LB

Windmill Farms

PROCESSED FRUIT BOWL

 

Retail

81880

1 EACH

Windmill Farms

PROCESSED WATERMELON BOATS

Retail

85150

3/2.3 LB

Windmill Farms

PROCESSED FRUIT MEDLEY TRAY

Retail

81945

6/7.5OZ

Windmill Farms

PROCESSED HONEYDEW CHUNK

 

Retail

81920

6/7.5OZ

Windmill Farms

PROCESSED MIXED FRUIT

 

Retail

91035

4/4CT

Windmill Farms

PROCESSED VEGGIE KABOBS

 

Retail

910145

4/36CT

Windmill Farms

PROCESSED KABOB KIT

 

Retail

81805

2/9"

Cub Food

PROCESSED FRUIT TRAYS

 

Retail

81355

2/5 LB

No Label

PROCESSED HONEYDEW CHUNKS

Retail & Food Service

941166

5 LB

No Label

PROCESSED ONION RED RINGS W/O CENTERS

Food Service

69286

10 LB

Malcombs Fresh Re-Pack

PROCESSED RED ONION KABOB

 

Retail

92288

5 LB

No Label

PROCESSED SWEET POTATO JULIENNE

Food Service

816557

5 LB

No Label

PROCESSED JICIMA SLAW

 

Food Service

966263

5 LB

No Label

PROCESSED ONIONS RD SLICED

 

Food Service

307539

5 LB

No Label

PROCESSED PICKLING VEG MIX ASSORTED

Food Service


The above products were distributed in the Denver Front Range area. Products were also distributed to a military commissary in Cheyenne, Wyoming. The products were distributed through retail stores and some food service operators.

We are conducting the recall on the above items with the production date of 6-14-2002 to 6-24-2002, Julian Date 165 to 175 or best if used by dates ranging from 06-20-2002 to 06-28-2002. This information can be found on the individual packages or shipping containers.

The potential for contamination was noted after routine testing by the company revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes. The production of the product has been suspended while the FDA and the company continue to investigate this issue.

Consumers who have purchased the above items are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with any questions may contact the company at 1-214-668-1501
.

 
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