Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Dept. of Ag Food Safety recall duck leg and sausage

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.
"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."

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