Friday, October 25, 2013

One More Time I'm Glad I Don't Eat Meat

This post is mainly directed at my many carnivorous friends, because they are in danger and I am not. From the AARP Blog:

Ready-to-Eat Salads With Meat Recalled for Listeria

Posted on 10/24/2013 by Candy Sagon
Updated Friday Oct. 25

Sample only...
NOT the recalled food
Refrigerated, ready-to-eat salads from two firms have been hit with government recalls because of possible contamination with dangerous listeria, both the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration announced.

Boston Salads and Provisions Company is recalling nearly 223,000 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken salad products distributed to retailers in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, the USDA announced today on its website.

Package labels will have sell-by dates ranging from “9/13/2013″ through “11/4/2013” as well as the establishment number “P-17999” inside the USDA mark of inspection. ...

Just a few days earlier, USDA also announced a recall of 22,000 pounds of products by Reser’s Fine Foods of Beaverton, Ore., including several kinds of chicken salad, ham salad, barbecue beans with beef, pasta salad, and potato salad with bacon.

... [The products have been distributed nationwide in the US and in parts of Canada. - SB]

Recalled products will have the establishment number EST. 13520 or P-13520 inside the USDA mark of inspection. The USDA said the packages will be marked with a use-by or best-by date and followed by a plant identifier code of 20.

Most old folks like me eat a lot of convenience foods; e.g., prepackaged potato salad and coleslaw are standards in this household. Grocers are actually pretty good about observing recalls, but in case you're concerned, it doesn't hurt to look at the various links from the FDA Food page.

Here's to your health!

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