Taylor Farms in Jessup, MD, is recalling approximately 5,084 pounds of broccoli salad kit products due to concerns about possible Listeria contamination. The salad kits were shipped to delis in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York and Vermont. The following products are subject to recall:
- 6.06-lb. boxes labeled “TAYLOR FARMS BROCCOLI CRUNCH WITH BACON AND DRESSING ” with the case code 310151, produced on Oct. 21 and Oct. 22, 2013.
- 12.13-lb. boxes labeled “TAYLOR FARMS BROCCOLI CRUNCH WITH BACON AND DRESSING ” with the case code 310153, produced Oct. 21 through Oct. 23, 2013.
Case labels bear the establishment number “EST. 34522” inside the U.S. Department of Agriculture mark of inspection. Retail consumers and the general public will not typically see the boxes and labels because the product is typically unboxed at deli counters and restaurants and the kit used to make salads for retail sale. The boxes and labels would be more likely to be seen by distributors and retailers. Salad dressings in the kits are subject to a U.S. Food and Drug Administration recall. The Food Safety and Inspection Service, FDA and the company have received no reports of illnesses associated with consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an illness should contact a healthcare provider. Consumption of food contaminated with Listeria can cause listeriosis, a serious infection that primarily affects older adults, persons with weakened immune systems, and pregnant women and their newborns. Less commonly, persons outside these risk groups are affected.