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August 20, 2000

Pennsylvania Firm Recalls 460 Pounds of Chicken Salad

Philadelphia, PA (SafetyAlerts) - Aldon Food Corp., doing business as Don’s Salads, is voluntarily recalling approximately 460 pounds of chicken salad that may be contaminated with Salmonella, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The chicken salad was produced on Aug. 10, and distributed to restaurants, delis, and cafeterias in Pennsylvania and Delaware.

The product subject to recall is DON’S SALADS brand "Chicken Salad Natural Proportions" in 5-pound containers. The container lids are stamped with a USE BEFORE code of ”8 31,” and also bear “P-8429” inside the USDA seal of inspection.

“Because of the potential for foodborne illness, we want consumers to be aware of the recall,” said Margaret O’K. Glavin, associate administrator of FSIS. “Consumers may also wish to ask restaurants, delis, and cafeterias if purchased products are subject to the recall.”

The problem was discovered through routine P515
microbiological sampling.

Consumption of’ food contaminated with Sczlinonella 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 lily 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 all illness should contact a physician.

Consumers with questions about the recall may contact Genie Shenk, Aldon Food Corp., at (215) 483-8970. Media with questions may contact Patricia Ricci, Ricci Associates, at (856) 983-9102,    ext. 11.

Consumers with food safety questions can phone the toll—free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline at 1-800-535-4555. The hotline can be reached from 10a.m. to 4 pm. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday, and recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day.

Notice of this product warning was sent via email to SafeMail subscribers August 20, 2000.

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