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Salmonella Concern Prompts Chef Salad Recall

A Cincinnati company is recalling approximately 57 pounds of salad containing meat and poultry, because the grape tomatoes used in the salads may be contaminated with Salmonella, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced after 8 p.m. Saturday, Eastern Time. 

Greencore USA was notified by its grape tomato supplier, Pearson Foods, that a specific lot of grape tomatoes was being recalled due to potential Salmonella contamination. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the recall of grape tomatoes on Sept. 28, 2011.

There are no reports of illness.

The recall include 5.6 oz. plastic bowl containers of “Thornton’s Quick Café’s Chef Salad” with an “Enjoy By” date of “09/30/11″, “10/02/2011″ or “10/03/2011.”

Each package bears a label with the establishment number “P38518″ inside the USDA mark of inspection. The salads being recalled were produced on Sept. 26 and Sept. 28, 2011, and were distributed to retail stores in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio and Tennessee.

Consumers with questions regarding the recall should contact the company’s Technical Manager, Mary Young, at 513-377-0715.

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