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May 10, 2000

Weaver Brand Chicken Nuggets Recalled

Vega Baja, Puerto Rico (SafetyAlerts) - Freskomax Food Processors, Inc. is voluntarily recalling approximately 7,000 pounds of cooked chicken nuggets that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The product subject to recall is Weaver brand Chicken Nuggets in approximately one pound packages. The package labels also bear "P-19213" inside the USDA seal of inspection.

The nuggets were packaged on May 1, and distributed to grocers in Puerto Rico.   FSIS has received no reports of illness associated with consumption of this product. Anyone concerned about an illness should contact a physician.

Consumption of food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, an uncommon but potentially fatal disease. Healthy people rarely contract listeriosis. Listeriosis can cause high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness, and nausea. Listeriosis can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths, as well as serious and sometimes fatal infections in those with weak immune systems--infants, the frail or elderly, and persons with chronic disease, with HIV infection, or taking chemotherapy.

"Because of the potential for foodborne illness, we urge consumers who have purchased the suspect products not to eat them, but to return them to the point of purchase," said Margaret O’Glavin, FSIS associate administrator.

Consumers with questions about the recall may contact Felipe Rosado, Buyer, at (787) 792-0606.

Notice of this product warning was sent via email to SafeMail subscribers May 10, 2000.

 
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