August 20, 2000Pennsylvania Firm Recalls 460
Pounds of Chicken Salad
PA (SafetyAlerts) - Aldon Food
Corp., doing business as Dons Salads, is voluntarily recalling approximately 460
pounds of chicken salad that may be contaminated with Salmonella, the U.S. Department of
Agricultures 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
The product subject to recall is
DONS 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
OK. 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
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.
Consumers with food safety questions
can phone the tollfree 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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