Recall Alert: Firm Recalls Chicken Caesar Salad Products

Posted: Friday, August 26, 2011 --- 9:18p.m.

WASHINGTON, Aug. 26, 2011 – Taylor Farms, a Tracy, Calif. establishment is recalling approximately 52,191pounds of chicken Caesar salad products because of misbranding and undeclared allergens. The products contain egg, an allergen, which is not noted on the label. The egg is an ingredient in the Caesar dressing packet in the salads.

The products subject to recall in packaging for consumers include:

•7-oz. packages of “Taylor Farms CAESAR PASTA LAYERED SALAD WITH CHICKEN” bearing “P-34013” inside the mark of inspection and a sell by date through Sept. 3, 2011.
•12-oz. plastic trays of “Signature Café GRILLED CHICKEN CAESAR SALAD” may or may not bear “P-34013” inside the mark of inspection and bears a sell by date through Sept. 3, 2011.

The products subject to recall in packaging for retailers include:

•6.25-lb. cases of “Signature Café GRILLED CHICKEN CAESAR SALAD KIT.”

The Signature Café salad kits bear one of the following in the mark of inspection: “P-34013” with a case code of 218804 or 218815, “P-34733” with a case code of 2300103, “P-34522” with a case code of 22019666637, and “P-34703” with a case code of 59348. These salads were produced from Aug. 9, 2011 to Aug. 24, 2011. The Signature Café salad kits were distributed nationwide. The 12-oz. Signature Café salads were distributed in California. The Taylor Farms Caesar pasta layered salads with chicken were distributed in Oregon, California and Washington.

The problem was discovered when a consumer had a reaction after consuming the Caesar salad. The consumer had a known allergy to eggs and suspected that eggs were an ingredient in the Caesar salad dressing. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a healthcare provider. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on FSIS' website at: www.fsis.usda.gov/FSIS_Recalls/Open_Federal_Cases/index.asp.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers.

Media with questions about the recall should the company’s president, Garth Borman, at (209) 839-6300. Consumers with questions should contact the company’s quality assurance manager, Rhonda Rallios, at (209)830-3186.

Consumers with food safety questions can “Ask Karen,” the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from l0 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day.


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