Greencore USA, Inc., a Cincinnati, Ohio, establishment, is recalling approximately 57 pounds of salad products containing meat and poultry, because the grape tomatoes used in these products may be contaminated with Salmonella, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced.
The products subject to recall include 5.6-ounce plastic bowl containers of "Thornton’s Quick Café’s Chef Salad" with an "Enjoy By" date of "09/30/11", "10/02/2011" or "10/03/2011." Each package bears a label with the establishment number "P38518" inside the USDA mark of inspection and the enjoy-by date as noted above. The products subject to recall were produced on Sept. 26 and Sept. 28, 2011, and were distributed to retail stores in Ill., Ind., Ky., Ohio and Tenn.
The problem was discovered when Greencore USA, Inc. was notified by its grape tomato supplier, Pearson Foods, that a specific lot of grape tomatoes was being recalled due to potential Salmonella contamination. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the recall of grape tomatoes on Sept. 28, 2011. FSIS and the company are not aware of any illnesses in association with the recalled salad products.