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Healthy Food Blog: Frozen Chicken Eggroll Recall

In a nutshell: These eggrolls are being recalled because they contain the black pepper that was recalled earlier in the week. Here comes the domino effect.

WASHINGTON, April. 4, 2009 – EDS Wrap and Roll Foods LLC., a Haywood, Calif., firm, is recalling approximately 12,460 pounds of frozen chicken egg roll products because they contain black pepper spice products that may be linked to a multi-state outbreak of salmonellosis, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The following products are subject to recall:
” 9.38 lb. packages of EDS Wrap and Roll Foods LLC “Chicken Egg Roll” which contains 100 pieces of 1.5 ounce chicken egg rolls
” 18.75 lb. packages of EDS Wrap and Roll Foods LLC “Chicken Egg Roll” which contains 100 pieces of 3.0 ounce chicken egg rolls

The frozen chicken egg rolls were produced between July 28, 2008 and March 27, 2009 and bear case codes “80210 through 80365” or “90001 through 90089.” The packages bear the establishment number “P-20350” within the USDA Mark of Inspection printed on the side of the packages.

FSIS learned of the problem from the California Department of Public Health as a result of an ongoing investigation into the dry spice recall announced by FDA. FSIS has received no reports of illnesses associated with the consumption of these frozen chicken egg rolls.

The chicken egg roll products were distributed to restaurants and institutions in California.

Consumer with questions about the recall may contact company Managing Director Brian Ho at (510) 266-0888, and news media with questions may contact company General Manager Ide Ng at (510) 266-0888.

Consumption of food contaminated with Salmonella can cause salmonellosis, one of the most common bacterial foodborne illnesses. Salmonella infections can be life-threatening, especially to those with weak immune systems, such as infants, the elderly, and persons with HIV infection or undergoing 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 seven days.

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