Palmex, Inc., a Champlain, N.Y. establishment, is recalling approximately 197 pounds of imported, ready-to-eat, smoked duck breast products that may be contaminated with Salmonella, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.
Through routine testing on July 12, 2011, FSIS found a sample of smoked duck breast product imported from Canadian establishment number 377, Charcuterie Parisienne, to be positive for Salmonella. The initial product represented by that sample is on hold, but the Canadian Food Inspection Agency notified FSIS that additional product represented by the positive sample had been shipped to Sid Wainer & Son, Inc. and Palmex, Inc. A separate press release has been issued for products distributed by Sid Wainer & Son, Inc.
The products subject to recall include: [View Label (PDF Only)]
- Shipping containers of “MAGRET DE CANARD FUME SECHE DRIED SMOKED DUCK BREAST PRODUIT DU CANADAPRODUCT OF CANADA.”
Each container holds six individually wrapped pieces of the duck breast product, weighing an average of .66 pounds each. Each package bears a label with the establishment number “CANADA 377” inside the Canadian mark of inspection. Packages can be identified by code lot number “111217,” package code “11JN20,” and best before date “11DE17.” The products subject to recall were produced on June 20, 2011, and were sent to distribution centers in Calif., and to the Dominican Republic.
When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on FSIS’ website at www.fsis.usda.gov/FSIS_Recalls/
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.
Consumption of food contaminated with Salmonella can cause salmonellosis, one of the most common bacterial foodborne illnesses. Salmonella infections can be life-threatening, especially to those with weak immune systems, such as infants, the elderly, and persons with HIV infection or undergoing chemotherapy. The most common manifestations of salmonellosis are diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within 6 to 72 hours. Additional symptoms may be chills, headache, nausea and vomiting that can last up to seven days.
Media with questions about the recall should contact Benoit Cuchet, President, at 450-460-2107.