Friday, February 3, 2012


As I predicted, there are more spinoff recalls from the Michael Foods boiled egg recall. Boiled eggs are used in a number of ready-to-eat foods such as salads and sandwiches. And many small companies and retailers which prepare and sell such products seem to get them (cheaply, I assume) from large suppliers such as Michaels in big bags or buckets.

Unfortunately several of them are now in a certain amount of bother because they realize that their products may be contaminated with disease-causing and potentially deadly Listeria bacteria. Their items may not have come up in the original Michael's recall, but they did when this egg supplier issued a wider recall. As a result, many of the recalled items have probably been bought already - and eaten. So what else is new?

I am sure there will be more of these spinoff recalls. But here are two recent ones:

Allison’s Gourmet Kitchens of Moore, Oklahoma is recalling certain prepared salads that contain cooked eggs. These salads were sold to retail stores and to food service in Texas, Oklahoma, Alabama, Kansas, Illinois, Louisiana, Nebraska, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Florida, Tennessee and Missouri. There is a long list on:

Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is recalling hard-cooked eggs, as well as prepared foods that contain hard-cooked eggs, such as cobb salad, spinach salad, chef salad, garden salad, Kosher macaroni salad and Kosher pickled salad. These were sold between January 23 and February 1, 2012 at Wegmans’ Rochester, Buffalo, Syracuse, Canandaigua, Newark, Geneva, Corning, Elmira, Geneseo, and Hornell stores.

And the latest - F&S Produce Company Inc., a Deerfield, N.J. establishment, is recalling approximately 389 pounds of Cobb and spinach salads. These products were sent to a warehouse in Pennsylvania for further distribution to retailers, and who knows where they went from there.

Making your own salads is a lot safer than buying them ready made, not matter how convenient. OK, it may take 10 minutes. But if you get Listeriosis, it could ruin your life.

To your good health,

FURTHER UPDATE 02/04/12 - GH Foods SW, of Texas is recalling approximately 515 pounds of Cobb salad products - "Fresh Garden Highway Cobb Salad" - distributed to retailers in Texas.

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