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April 5, 2001

D'Artagnan and Sonoma Brand Duck Breast Recalled

Modesto, CA (SafetyAlerts) - Phil’s 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 Agriculture’s 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:

  • "D'ARTAGNAN" brand "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 Phil’s 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.

Notice of this product warning was sent via email to SafetyAlerts subscribers April 5, 2001.  For more information regarding the SafetyAlerts free email alert service please click here.

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