Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety & Inspection Service Recall Food Products

According to Nation’s Restaurant News, “A number of food products used by restaurateurs and institutional feeders have recently been recalled, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety & Inspection Service. Affected products include ground beef, duck confit and kolbase sausage.”

“Summaries of the recalls and links to official information, including product details and lot numbers, follow below.”

“Schaller Mfg. Corp. (Schaller & Weber), based in Long Island City, N.Y., is recalling approximately 564 pounds of duck leg confit and kolbase sausage products that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, the FSIS said June 3. The duck and sausage products were produced on May 13, 2009. The duck products were sent to distributors and restaurants in Connecticut, the District of Columbia, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island. The sausage products were sent to distributors and restaurants in New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia as well as the company’s retail store in New York City. The problem was discovered through the firm’s microbiological sampling program. The FSIS said has received no reports of illnesses associated with consumption of this product.”

“SP Provisions in Portland, Ore., is recalling approximately 39,973 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, FSIS said June 2. These ground beef products were produced between April 8, 2009, and May 28, 2009, and were distributed to retail establishments, hotels, restaurants and institutions in Oregon and Washington. The products were sent into commerce before May 29. The problem was discovered through FSIS microbiological sampling. The FSIS said it has received no reports of illnesses associated with consumption of these products.”

“Valley Meats LLC of Coal Valley, Ill., is recalling approximately 95,898 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, the FSIS reported May 21. These ground beef products were produced on March 10, 2009, and were distributed to various consignees nationwide. The problem was discovered through an epidemiological investigation of illnesses. On May 13, the FSIS was informed by the Ohio Department of Health of a cluster of E. coli O157:H7 infections. Illnesses have been reported in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Illinois.”