November 30, 1999
Woodridge Chicken Nuggets Recall
Washington, DC (SafetyAlerts) - Woodridge Meats, Inc.,
Woodridge, N.Y., is voluntarily recalling approximately 1,800 pounds of imported chicken
nuggets that may be contaminated with Salmonella, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's
Food Safety and Inspection Service announced today.
The product being recalled is "OF-TOV"
brand "BREADED FULLY COOKED CHICKEN BREAST NUGGETS" in 20-pound boxes. Each box
has a sticker with the number "09.08.99" and "09.08.00" on it.
"ESTABLISHMENT 108" and "PRODUCT OF ISRAEL' also appear on the label.
The product was distributed within the New York
city metropolitan area.
"Because of the potential of foodborne
illness, we urge consurners who have purchased the suspect product not to eat it and to
return it to the place of purchase," said FSIS administrator Thomas J. Billy.
The problem was discovered through routine FSIS
microbiological sampling. Consumption of foods contaminated with Salmonella can cause
salmonellosis, one of the most common bacterial foodborne illnesses Salmonella infections
can be life-threatening, especially for infants, the frail or elderly, and persons with
chronic disease, with HIV infection, or taking chemotherapy. The most common
manifestations of salmonellosis are diarrilea, abdominal cramps, and fever within eight to
72 hours. Additional symptoms may be chills, headache, nausea, and vomiting that can last
up to seven days.
At this point, FSIS has received no repons of
illness associated with this product. Anyone concerned about an illness should contact a
Consumers with questions about the recall may
phone either Torn Reiner or Cynthia Cardamone at the plant, tel. 1-9l4-434-7550.
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