California Firm Recalls BBQ Chicken Salads for Possible Listeria Monocytogenes Contamination

Huxtable’s Kitchen, a Vernon, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 5,610 pounds of barbeque chicken salads. The salads contain diced onions that are the subject of a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recall due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The product subject to recall is: [View Label]

  • 14.5-oz trays of “TRADER JOE’S BBQ CHICKEN SALAD.”

The product subject to recall bears the establishment number “P-11079″ inside the USDA mark of inspection. Each package also has a sticker with use-by dates through July 30, 2012. The product was produced between July 20, 2012, and July 24, 2012, and was distributed to retail establishments in Arizona, New Mexico, Southern California, Southern Nevada and Texas. When available, the retail distribution list will be posted on FSIS’ website at www.fsis.usda.gov/
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FSIS was alerted to the problem by Huxtable’s Kitchen. The company was informed by a supplier that diced onions used in the product are subject to an FDA recall. FSIS and the company have received no reports of illnesses associated with consumption of this product.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers.

Consumers with questions about the recall should contact the company’s Director of Quality Assurance, Juan Castro, at (323) 923-2885. News reporters with questions about the recall should contact the company’s President, Jason Knight, at (323) 923-2905.

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