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California firm recalls salad kit due to possible listeria contamination

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -  APPA Fine Foods, out of Corona, CA is recalling more than 92,000 pounds of fully cooked chicken Caesar salad products, due a possible listeria monocytogenes (Lm) contamination, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).  

Officials with USDA are saying the kits were shipped across the U.S. to a bulk warehouse chain, for retail sale in its in-store cafes.  APPA Fine Foods produced the kits used by the bulk warehouse chain. 

The following products are recalled: 

11oz. clear plastic containers and 6.5-lb. boxes labeled, “APPA Fine Foods/Sam's Club Daily Chef CHICKEN CAESAR SALAD KIT” with case codes 141851, 141922, 141951, 141991, 142021, 142201 or 142131 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 kits were produced on July 4, July 11, July 14, July 18, July 21, July 25, Aug. 1 and Aug. 8, 2014.

Box labels bear the establishment number “P-21030” inside the USDA mark of inspection.

According to a recent release personnel with the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development received two confirmed positive Lm results from packages of the chicken caesar salad kits. The bulk warehouse then tested components of the salad kits, according to officials only the chicken in these tests were positive for Lm.  

Neither the FSIS nor the company have received no reports of illness related to eating this product.  Anyone concerned about illness should contact their healthcare provider.  

For more information about the recall click here - http://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/recalls-and-public-health-alerts/recall-case-archive/archive/2014/recall-054-2014-release

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