20, 2000--Aldon Food Corp., a Philadelphia, Penn., firm, doing business as
"Donís Salads," is voluntarily recalling approximately 460
pounds of chicken salad that may be contaminated with Salmonella,
the U.S. Department of Agricultureís Food Safety and Inspection Service
The chicken salad
was produced on Aug. 10, and distributed to restaurants, delis, and
cafeterias in Pennsylvania and Delaware.
subject to recall is DONíS SALADS brand "Chicken Salad Natural
Proportions" in 5-pound containers. The container lids are stamped
with a "USE BEFORE" code of "8 31," and also bear
"P-8429" inside the USDA seal of inspection.
the potential for foodborne illness, we want consumers to be aware of the
recall," said Margaret O'K. Glavin, associate administrator of FSIS.
"Consumers may also wish to ask restaurants, delis, and cafeterias if
purchased products are subject to the recall."
The problem was
discovered through routine FSIS microbiological sampling.
food contaminated with Salmonella can cause salmonellosis, one of
the most common bacterial foodborne illnesses. Salmonella
infections can be life-threatening, especially for infants, the frail or
elderly, and persons with chronic disease, with HIV infection, or taking
chemotherapy. The most common manifestations of salmonellosis are
diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within eight to 72 hours. Additional
symptoms may be chills, headache, nausea, and vomiting that can last up to
FSIS has received
no reports of illness associated with consumption of this product. Anyone
concerned about an illness should contact a physician.
questions about the recall may contact Gerrie Shenk, Aldon Food Corp., at
(215) 483-8970. Media with questions may contact Patricia Ricci, Ricci
Associates, at (856) 983-9102, ext. 11.
food safety questions can phone the toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry
Hotline at 1-800-535-4555. The hotline can be reached from 10 a.m. to 4
p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday, and recorded food safety
messages are available 24 hours a day.
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