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March 9, 2000

Three Star Provision Co. Recalls Contaminated Mortadella

South Ozone Park, NY (SafetyAlerts) - Three Star Provision Co. is voluntarily recalling approximately 270 pounds of ready-to-eat mortadella that may be contaminated with Salmonella, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced today.

The mortadella was produced Feb. 22 and distributed to wholesale outlets in the New York City area.

The product subject to this Class I recall is Three Star Provision Co. "MORTADELLA" in 5-5.5 pound vacuum packages, which were packed 6 to a case. The code "A-2-22 1" appears on the case, and the product labels bear "EST. 4500" inside the USDA seal of inspection.

"Because of the potential for foodborne illness, we want consumers to be aware of the recall," said Administrator Thomas J. Billy.

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.

There have been no reports of illness associated with consumption of this product. Anyone concerned about an illness should contact a physician.

Consumers with questions about the recall may contact John Accossato, Three Star Provision Co., tel. (718) 843-9189.

Notice of this product warning was sent via email to SafeMail subscribers March 9, 2000.


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