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Gourmet Chicken Recall-Food Poisoning Caution

In a nutshell: A New York HMR (Home Meal Replacement) firm may have a potentially fatal food poisoning problem.

Mar. 4, 2008 – Gourmet Boutique, L.L.C., a Jamaica, N.Y., firm, is voluntarily recalling approximately 6,970 pounds of meat and poultry products that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, fatal food poisoning

The following products are subject to recall: 
–6-pound bulk packages of “GOURMET BOUTIQUE HONEY CHICKEN SALAD.” Each package bears the establishment number “P-18799” inside the USDA mark of inspection.
–3-pound bulk packages of “GOURMET BOUTIQUE CHICKEN MARSALA.” Each package bears the establishment number “P-18799” inside the USDA mark of inspection.
–3-pound bulk packages of “GOURMET BOUTIQUE GRILLED CHICKEN BREAST IN TERIYAKI SAUCE, PORTION CONTROL.” Each package bears the establishment number “P-18799” inside the USDA mark of inspection.
–6-pound bulk packages of “GOURMET BOUTIQUE GRILLED LEMON CHICKEN, PORTION CONTROL.” Each package bears the establishment number “P-18799” inside the USDA mark of inspection.
–6-pound bulk packages of “GOURMET BOUTIQUE GRILLED LEMON CHICKEN, PORTION CONTROL, Keep Frozen.” Each package bears the establishment number “P-18799” inside the USDA mark of inspection.
–3-pound bulk packages of “GOURMET BOUTIQUE Home Style Chicken Salad.” Each package bears the establishment number “P-18799” inside the USDA mark of inspection.
–4-pound bulk packages of “GOURMET BOUTIQUE Grilled Chicken B&E PRET A MANGER.” Each package bears the establishment number “P-18799” inside the USDA mark of inspection.
–3.5-pound bulk packages of “GOURMET BOUTIQUE Breaded and Fried Chicken Cutlet.” Each package bears the establishment number “P-18799” inside the USDA mark of inspection.
–3.125-pound bulk packages of “GOURMET BOUTIQUE ITALIAN STALLION TWISTER.” Each package bears the establishment number “EST. 18799” inside the USDA mark of inspection. (wonder what that is?)
–8-pound bulk packages of “GOURMET BOUTIQUE Meatloaf with Gravy KIT.” Each package bears the establishment number “EST. 18799” inside the USDA mark of inspection.
–4.6-pound bulk packages of “GOURMET BOUTIQUE CHICKEN BURRITO.” Each package bears the establishment number “P-18799” inside the USDA mark of inspection.
–3.125-pound bulk packages of “GOURMET BOUTIQUE TURKEYCLUB TWISTER.” Each package bears the establishment number “P-18799” inside the USDA mark of inspection.

The recalled products bear the production code of “GBD 08058” on the package. The meat and poultry products were produced on Feb. 26 and 27, 2008, and were sent to retail establishments in Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Wisconsin, and distribution centers in New York.

The problem was discovered through FSIS microbiological sampling. FSIS has received no reports of illnesses associated with consumption of this product.

Consumption of food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, an uncommon but potentially fatal disease. Healthy people rarely contract listeriosis. However, listeriosis can cause high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness and nausea. Listeriosis can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths, as well as serious and sometimes fatal infections in those with weakened immune systems, such as infants, the elderly and persons with HIV infection or undergoing chemotherapy.

Consumers with questions about the recall should contact Quality Control Manager Vanessa Lindsay at (718) 977-1200 (ext. 0166).

 

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