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Caesar Salad Kits Containing Recalled Cilantro Withdrawn from Market

A California-based company is recalling approximately 77,688 pounds of its Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad Kits because they include dressing made with cilantro that was recalled Friday for potential Salmonella contamination.

Real Mex Foods of Vernon, CA issued a voluntary recall of the salad kits Thursday after the company was informed by a supplier that the cilantro used in its products was subject to a recall.

The Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad Kits subject to recall were distributed to retail locations in California in the following packages:

– 36-oz. trays of “El Torito Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad Kit”

– 18-lb. cases that contain 8 individual 36-oz. trays of “El TORITO Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad Kit”

All kits bear establishment number P-4140 inside the USDA mark of inspection and item number 24203. The trays are marked with a sell-by date of “082312,” “083012,” “090612” or “091412.” The cases are marked with the same sell-by dates in a different format, specifically “08/23/12,” “08/30/12,” “09/06/12” and “09/14/12.”

Items subject to the recall were produced between July 23 and August 6, 2012.

When available, a list of retail establishments who carry the recalled products will be posted on USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service’s website.

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