December 3, 1999Galant Food Co.
Recalls Paramount Piroshkies
San Francisco, CA (SafetyAlerts) - Galant Food Co. is
voluntarily recalling approximately 20 pounds of chicken, rice, and cheese piroshkies that
may be contaminated with Salmonella.
The product being recalled is
"PARAMOUNT PIROSHKI" brand chicken, rice, and cheese piroshkies and was sold to
consumers in the San Francisco area. The product was produced Nov. 22; packaged in boxes
holding one, two, or three dozen piroshkies.
The recalled piroshki were
distributed to local delis in the in the San Francisco area. The delis may have packaged
individual piroshkies with company-supplied labels bearing the identifiers "PARAMOUNT
PIROSHKI," "Chicken, Rice & Cheese Piroshki," and "NET WT. 5
"Because of the potential of
foodborne illness, we urge consumers 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.
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 diarrhea, 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
reports of illness associated with this product. Anyone concerned about an illness should
contact a physician immediately.
Consumers with questions about the
recall may contact Galina Galant, plant owner, (415) 557-5475.
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