Listeria Recall 2017: CC Kitchens Recalls Salads and Snacks

Listeria Recall 2017

After their parent company, Club Chef recalled fresh produce snacks fearing listeria monocytogenes contamination, CC Kitchens LLC has also recalled tons of salads and meat for the same reason. CC Kitchens has recalled 2,415 pounds of its ready-to-eat meat and poultry salad products.

The subsidiary of Club Chef LLC and one of the largest processors of fresh produce decided to recall their products. They were concerned about people’s safety.

Listeria Recall 2017: List of CC Kitchens Products

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Safety Inspection Service has recommended a recall of the following products. The details are provided below.

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1. Chicken & Bacon Cobb Salad

Sell by date: June 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10
Case Code: 71004
Size: 13.1-ounce clamshell

2. Chef Salad

Sell by date: June 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10
Case Code: 71001
Size: 12.6-ounce clamshell

3. Chef Side Salad

Sell by date: June 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10
Case Code: 71005
Size: 9.4-ounce clamshell

4. Chicken & Bacon Cobb Side Salad

Sell by date: June 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10
Case Code: 71007
Size: 9.65-ounce clamshell

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The recalled products have an establishment number of “EST. P-45676” inside the USDA mark of inspection. They have a shelf-life of six days.

Other Products on the Listeria Outbreak 2017 List

The Kroger Co. posted recalls of several more CC Kitchens salads believed to be contaminated with listeria bacteria.

The list includes:

  • CC Kitchens Chicken & Bacon Cobb Salad (13.1 ounces)
  • CC Kitchens Bulk Salad Trail Slaw (Deli Service, Case PLU 6191)
  • CC Kitchens Fiesta Slaw (10 ounces)
  • CC Kitchens Chicken & Bacon Cobb Side Salad (9.65 ounces)
  • CC Kitchens Garden Salad (11 ounces)
  • CC Kitchens Chef Salad (12.6 ounces)
  • CC Kitchens Asian Quinoa Bulk Salad (Deli Service, 5 pounds)
  • CC Kitchens Chef Side Salad (9.4 ounces)
  • CC Kitchens Beef Ponzu Kit (Deli Salad Self-Service Bar, 2.5 pounds)
  • CC Kitchens Asian Quinoa Salad Kit (Deli Salad Self-Service Bar, 5 pounds)
  • CC Kitchens Southwest Turkey Salad Kit (Deli Salad Self-Service Bar, 2.5 pounds)

The contamination was discovered when one of the suppliers for the Sharonville-based CC Kitchens notified them that the lettuce used in the salads tested positive for listeria.

The above items were produced and packaged between May 31 and June 5. They were distributed to retail locations across Ohio, Michigan, and West Virginia. People purchasing the above products should either return them to the place of purchase or discard them immediately.

The retail distribution list of when the products will be available will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.

Listeria Symptoms to Look out For

Listeria, the foodborne illness of 2017, can have life-threatening complications if left untreated. It penetrates and replicates inside human cells. Depending on the severity of the infection, it may last from one week to about six weeks.

It affects people with weakened immune systems, older people, small children, and pregnant women. It causes headaches, a stiff neck, confusion, fever, muscle aches, loss of balance, and convulsions.

People ingesting listeria-contaminated foods show mild to severe symptoms. Those experiencing flu-like symptoms within two months of product consumption should seek medical help immediately. They should inform the healthcare provider about the consumption.

There are currently no confirmed reports of people falling ill due to the consumption of CC Kitchens recalled products.

Consumers having any queries about the recall can call CC Kitchens LLC 24-Hour Consumer Hotline at (866)458-3188.


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Sources:

Beach, C., “Listeria in production plant spurs recall of a ton of salads,” Food Safety News, June 9, 2017; http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2017/06/listeria-in-production-plant-spurs-recall-of-a-ton-of-salads/#.WUDbXDeLnDd.

Caproni, E., “Cincinnati company recalls salads,” Biz Journals, June 12, 2017; http://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2017/06/12/cincinnati-company-recalls-salads.html.