Matthew Borghese of All Headline News reports that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), is issuing a recall of Shernoff’s Salads, Inc. brand Potato Salad because Listeria monocytogenes Poly O, type 1 was discovered in both environmental and product samples.
According to the FDA, “during an inspection, FDA reviewed the firm’s environmental testing results and observed a positive result for Listeria in the manufacturing room. Finished product was sampled and analytical results were positive for Listeria.”
Officials say the “Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in babies, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.”
The potato salad in question was “sold in 5-, 10- and 30-lb. plastic containers which were date coded “Use by 6/15/06.” The product was distributed to processors in Pennsylvania and New Jersey who redistributed it in smaller containers to delis and restaurants.”
Currently, however, there have been no reports of incidents or illnesses.