Where Local and Global Appetites Collide

Meat and Chicken Recall Possible Food Poisoning

In a nutshell: Almost 300,000 pounds of fresh and frozen meat and chicken products are being recalled nationwide because of a possible threat of fatal food poisoning.

May 3, 2008 Gourmet Boutique, L.L.C., a Jamaica, N.Y., firm, is voluntarily recalling approximately 286,320 pounds of fresh and frozen meat and poultry products that may be contaminated with food poisoning, Listeria monocytogenes.

The following products are subject to recall:
6-pound containers of GOURMET BOUTIQUE CURRY CHICKEN SALAD. Each package bears the establishment number P-18799 inside the USDA mark of inspection as well as a SELL BY or BEST BEFORE date of 05/02/08 through 05/07/08.

7-pound containers of GOURMET BOUTIQUE FRUIT AND NUT HONEY CHICKEN SALAD KIT. Each package bears the establishment number P-18799 inside the USDA mark of inspection as well as a SELL BY or BEST BEFORE date of 05/02/08 through 05/07/08.

3- and 6-pound containers of GOURMET BOUTIQUE HOME STYLE CHICKEN SALAD. Each package bears the establishment number P-18799 inside the USDA mark of inspection as well as a SELL BY or BEST BEFORE date of 05/02/08 through 05/07/08.

6-pound containers of GOURMET BOUTIQUE HONEY CHICKEN SALAD. Each package bears the establishment number P-18799 inside the USDA mark of inspection as well as a SELL BY or BEST BEFORE date of 05/02/ through
05/07/08.

6-pound containers of GOURMET BOUTIQUE SZECHUAN STYLE CHICKEN SALAD. Each package bears the establishment number P-18799 inside the USDA mark of inspection as well as a SELL BY or BEST BEFORE date of 05/02/08 through 05/07/08.

3.125-pound bulk packages of GOURMET BOUTIQUE BUFFALO BOB TWISTER. Each package bears the establishment number P-18799 inside the USDA mark of inspection as well as a SELL BY or BEST BEFORE date of 05/02/08 or 05/03/08.

4.5-pound bulk packages of GOURMET BOUTIQUE CHICKEN BURRITO. Each package bears the establishment number P-18799 inside the USDA mark of inspection as well as a SELL BY or BEST BEFORE date of 05/02/08 or 05/03/08.
5-pound bulk packages of GOURMET BOUTIQUE CHICKEN FAJITA. Each package bears the establishment number P-18799 inside the USDA mark of inspection as well as a SELL BY or BEST BEFORE date of 05/02/08 or 05/03/08.
3.125-pound bulk packages of GOURMET BOUTIQUE CHICKEN CHIPOTLE SALAD TWISTER. Each package bears the establishment number P-18799 inside the USDA mark of inspection as well as a SELL BY or BEST BEFORE date of 05/02/08 or 05/03/08.

3.125-pound bulk packages of GOURMET BOUTIQUE CHICKEN PARMIGIANA TWISTER. Each package bears the establishment number P-18799 inside the USDA mark of inspection as well as a SELL BY or BEST BEFORE date of 05/02/08 or 05/03/08.

3.125-pound bulk packages of GOURMET BOUTIQUE HAIL CHICKEN CAESAR TWISTER. Each package bears the establishment number P-18799 inside the USDA mark of inspection as well as a SELL BY or BEST BEFORE date of 05/02/08 or 05/03/08.

3.125-pound bulk packages of GOURMET BOUTIQUE HAIL CHICKEN CAESAR TWISTER w/White Tortilla. Each package bears the establishment number P-18799 inside the USDA mark of inspection as well as a SELL BY or BEST BEFORE date of 05/02/08 or 05/03/08.

3.125-pound bulk packages of GOURMET BOUTIQUE HAM & SWISS CLUB TWISTER. Each package bears the establishment number EST. 18799 inside the USDA mark of inspection as well as a SELL BY or BEST BEFORE date of 05/02/08 or 05/03/08.


The problem was discovered through microbiological sampling by FSIS and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. FSIS has received no reports of illnesses associated with consumption of products subject to this recall.

The problem was discovered through microbiological sampling by FSIS and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. FSIS has received no reports of illnesses associated with consumption of products subject to this recall.

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.

Media and consumers with questions about the recall should contact the company’s recall information hotline at (347) 887-0083.

Karyn Zoldan
karyn

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *