Bad eggs lead to more salad recalls
F&S Produce Co. Inc., a Deerfield, N.J. establishment, is recalling approximately 389 pounds of Cobb and spinach salads. Additionally, GH Foods SW, a Houston, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 515 pounds of Cobb salad products. The salads contain eggs that are the subject of a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recall due to concerns about contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced.
The following products from F&S Produce are subject to recall: 10-oz. plastic containers of “Fresh Garden Highway Spinach Salad with Bacon” and 10.75-oz plastic containers of “Fresh Garden Highway Cobb Salad.” The products subject to recall have a “Sell By” date through 2/8/2012, and bear the establishment number “Est. 39897” as well as the USDA mark of inspection The products were distributed to a warehouse in Pennsylvania for further distribution to retail locations.
The following products from GH Foods SW are subject to recall: 7.5-oz. plastic containers of "Fresh Garden Highway Cobb Salad" with a "Sell By" date through 2/6/2012, that bear the establishment number "P-44056" inside the USDA mark of inspection The products were distributed to retail establishments in Texas.
In each case, the problem was discovered when the companies were notified by one of their suppliers that hard-cooked eggs (a product inspected by the FDA) had tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes, and are being recalled by Michael Foods Egg Products Co. The salads contain the recalled eggs and are the subject of this FSIS recall. FSIS, FDA, and the company have received no reports of illnesses associated with consumption of these products.