May 10, 2000Weaver Brand Chicken Nuggets
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
Agricultures 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 OGlavin, FSIS
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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