El Torito Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad Kit Recall for possilbe Salmonella in Cilantro

El Torito branded Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad Kits recall announced - FSIS

(Best Syndication News) - Real Mex Foods is recalling around 77,688 pounds of Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad Kits because the cilantro that was used in the dressing could have been contaminated with Salmonella. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recalled the Fresco Green Farms Inc. cilantro. Although no illnesses have been reported to Real Mex Foods, the US Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced the salad kit recall today.

The recall involves the 36-ounce trays of “El Torito Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad Kit.” Each 18-pound case contains eight of the 36-ounce trays. The case has the product number of “24203.” The USDA mark of Inspection logo has the establishment number “P-4140” listed on the recalled packages.

The recalled salad kits were made between July 23, 2012 through August 6, 2012 and were distributed to California retail locations. The sell-by dates are listed as "08/23/12," "08/30/12," "09/06/12," or "09/14/12." Only the products with the matching sell-by dates are involved in the recall.

The FSIS did not have a specific list of retailers who are involved, but would post it when this information becomes available.

Because of the safety concerns, the recalled salad kit should not be eaten. Symptoms of Salmonella infection include diarrhea, stomach cramps, fever, chills, headache, nausea, or vomiting. The symptoms could last for up to 7 days. People with weakened immune systems, the elderly, and the very young are at an increased risk, and Salmonella infections can become serious. People concerned about illness should consult with their medical provider.

By: N Wilson

ref: FSIStr

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