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January 16, 2001

Indiana Firm Recalls 2 Tons of Duckling Products

Milford, IN (SafetyAlerts) - Serenade Foods, Inc. also doing business as Maple Leaf Farms, has announced it is voluntarily recalling approximately 4,400 pounds of duckling products that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced today.

The duckling products were produced on November 30, 2000, and distributed to food service establishments in Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Mississippi, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Wisconsin and Serenade Foods plant employees in Indiana.

All products being recalled bear the establishment number "EST. P-2375" inside the USDA seal of inspection.

Food service products subject to recall include:


  • "Maple Leaf Farms PARTIALLY BONED ROASTED YOUNG DUCKLING HALVES"in 7.5 lb. boxes with a package code of 0335

  • "Maple Leaf Farms ROAST HALF DUCKLING WITH ORANGE SAUCE" in 10.5 lb. boxes with a package code of 0335

  • "Maple Leaf Farms PARTIALLY BONED ROASTED YOUNG DUCKLING HALVES" in 7.5 lb. boxes with a package code of 0335

  • "Maple Leaf Farms ROTISSERIE FLAVORED BONELESS DUCKLING BREAST" in 6 lb. boxes with a package code of 0335.

Additionally, 10 lb. boxes of "Maple Leaf Farms ROTISSERIE FLAVORED BONELESS DUCKLING BREAST" were sold to Serenade employees in Milford, Indiana.

"Because of the potential for foodborne illness, we want consumers to be aware of the recall," said Ron Hicks, FSIS acting administrator. "Purchasers or consumers of duckling may wish to ask restaurants or places where they consume duckling if the product or meal contains the recalled product."

The company notified FSIS of a positive Listeria monocytogenes test result and initiated a recall.

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.

FSIS has received no reports of illness associated with consumption of this product. Anyone concerned about an illness should contact a physician.

Consumers and media with questions about the recall may contact Dan Harper, Serenade Foods Corporate Communications Manager at (219) 658-4121.

Consumers with food safety questions can phone the toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline at 1-800-535-4555. The hotline can be reached from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (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 SafetyAlerts subscribers January 16, 2001.  For more information regarding the SafetyAlerts free email alert service please click here.

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