Sid Wainer & Son, Inc., a New Bedford, Mass. establishment, is recalling approximately 137 pounds of imported, ready-to-eat, smoked duck breast products that may be contaminated with Salmonella, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced. Palmex, Inc., a Champlain, N.Y. establishment, is recalling approximately 197 pounds of the same product.

Through routine testing on July 12, 2011, FSIS found a sample of smoked duck breast product imported from Canadian establishment number 377, Charcuterie Parisienne, to be positive for Salmonella. The initial product represented by that sample is on hold, but the Canadian Food Inspection Agency notified FSIS that additional product represented by the positive sample had been shipped to Sid Wainer & Son Inc. and Palmex Inc.

The products subject to recall include Shipping containers of "Magret De Canard Fume Seche Dried Smoked Duck Breast Produit Du Canada\Product Of Canada." Each container holds six individually wrapped pieces of the duck breast product, weighing an average of .66 pounds each. Each package bears a label with the establishment number "CANADA 377" inside the Canadian mark of inspection. Packages can be identified by code lot number "111217," package code "11JN20," and best before date "11DE17."

The products subject to recall from Sid Wainer were produced on June 20, 2011, and were distributed for institutional use in Conn., Ill., Mass., N.Y., and Penn. The products subject to recall from Palmex were produced on June 20, 2011, and were sent to distribution centers in Calif., and to the Dominican Republic.

Source: FSIS