April 5, 2001D'Artagnan and Sonoma Brand Duck
CA (SafetyAlerts) - Phils
Smokehouse is voluntarily recalling approximately 780 pounds of duck products because the
product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, according to the U.S. Department
of Agricultures Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).
FSIS has classified this a Class I recall.
The duck products were produced on
Feb. 12. and bear the establishment number P-18274 inside the USDA seal of inspection.
FSIS has received no reports of
illness associated with consumption of this product. Anyone concerned about an illness
should contact a physician.
The products subject to recall include:
"TRADITIONAL DRIED DUCK BREAST WITH OLIVE OIL" with a Julian code of "072
1" corresponding to the packaging date of 3/13/01
SONOMA" brand "DRIED DUCK
BREAST with olive oil" with the Julian codes of "072 1" and "082
1" corresponding to the packaging dates of 3/13/01 and 3/23/01.
The products subject to recall were
distributed to restaurants nationwide.
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,
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.
Consumers with questions about the recall may contact Roger Carlson, Sales Manager of
Phils Smokehouse, at (209) 549-1206.
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.
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