March 9, 2000Three Star Provision Co. Recalls
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.
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
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,
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During 2000 there were over
1050 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!
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