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Listeria prompts recall of more than 90k pounds worth of products

By Joe Whitworth+

22-Aug-2014
Last updated on 22-Aug-2014 at 13:05 GMT

APPA Fine Foods is recalling 92,657 pounds of chicken Caesar salad kit products due to Listeria monocytogenes (Lm) contamination, said the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA-FSIS).

Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development informed FSIS they received two confirmed positive Lm results from retail product purchased at one of the bulk warehouse chain locations.

The bulk warehouse chain then sampled intact components of the salad kits. Only the chicken was positive with Lm.

The salad kits were shipped nationwide to one bulk warehouse chain for retail sale in its in-store cafés.

FSIS and the company have received no reports of illnesses with consumption of the products.

Kits were produced on July 4, 11, 14, 18, 21 and 25 and August 1 and 8, 2014 with use by dates of 8/14/14, 8/21/14, 8/27/14, 9/1/14, 9/3/14 or 9/17/14.

The 11oz. clear plastic containers and 6.5-lb. boxes are labeled, “APPA Fine Foods/Sam’s Club Daily Chef CHICKEN CAESAR SALAD KIT”. The case codes and more information can be found here