Chicken, pork, broccoli recalled for Listeria risk
Products from Taylor Farms bases out of California are under the recall.
Wed, Mar 02, 2011 at 03:26 PM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Around 64,000 pounds of chicken and pork products containing broccoli have been recalled for possible Listeria contamination by a California company, the Department of Agriculture said late on March 1.
Young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk to infections from the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes.
A routine sampling found the broccoli in the products from Taylor Farms Pacific of Tracy, California, might be contaminated, the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service said.
The products range from "Raley's" rice bowls and pasta dishes to "Taylor Farms" salad kits and alfredo snacks.
The products have sell by dates between February 7 and March 7 and were distributed to Arizona, California, Colorado, and Wyoming.
The FSIS said it had not received any complaints or reports of illness thus far, although it classified the health risks associated with the recall as high, meaning use of the product might cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.
If consumers think they may have become sick after being in contact with the recalled goods, the FSIS said that they should see a healthcare provider.
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