ONTARIO — McCain Foods USA Inc. has issued a voluntary recall of fire roasted, caramelized or sautéed frozen vegetable and fruit products produced at its facility in Colton, Calif., after the company identified a potential health risk.
“We have received no reports of illnesses associated with the consumption of these products to date, and this voluntary recall is being issued as a precautionary measure for the safety of consumers,” McCain Foods said. “We are working in cooperation with our customers and the appropriate regulatory authorities and will provide any appropriate updates.
“We take our commitment to food safety very seriously and work hard to maintain the highest quality standards in our manufacturing processes.”
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Oct. 19 issued a statement indicating it is investigating possible Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes contamination of several vegetable products from McCain Foods. According to the F.D.A., the contamination has led to the recall of a number of products, including salads and wraps that used McCain Foods’ vegetables as ingredients.
“No illnesses to date have been identified in connection with any of these foods, but consumers should not eat any of the products that have been recalled, as they could be contaminated with Salmonella and/or Listeria monocytogenes,” the F.D.A. said. “Many of the recalled products require cooking, which if properly done, would reduce the risk of illness from Salmonella or Listeria contamination. However, some of the products are ‘ready-to-eat’ and would not be cooked. In addition, many of the recalled products are expired. If you still have one or more of the recalled products in your home, throw them away or return them to the store you purchased them from. A list of recalled products can be found on the F.D.A. recalls page. Products were sold nationwide. Additional information will be posted as the list of recalls may expand and more information becomes available.”
Foods affected by the recall include Hy-Vee, Inc.’s meat and potato products, GH Foods Ca, L.L.C. chicken products, Mary’s Harvest Fresh Foods, Inc.’s wraps and salads, Taylor Farms Northwest L.L.C.’s, pork carnitas bowl products, GHSE, L.L.C.’s salads, and Prime Deli Corp.’s salads.