A Maryland company is recalling potato salad for potential Listeria contamination. This comes after their supplier of peas, National Frozen Foods, recalled peas for Listeria. It is important to point out that the product, at this point, is past the expiration date.
The interesting item with this is that the product was shipped using Amazon Fresh, the grocery delivery arm of Amazon.com. In fact, the product appears to have been made in Maryland and then shipped to Washington state (the recall was announced for product sold in Washington state area.)
Do you wonder if people who ordered the potato salad realize it was made close to 3000 miles away?
Gaps in the cold supply chain where product may be exposed o higher temperatures can be an issue if Listeria is present in that any prolonged exposure to elevated temperatures can increase growth potential.
FDA Recall Notice
Hearn Kirkwood Recalls "Evie's Cheddar Potato Salad" Because of Possible Health Risk
For Immediate Release
July 6, 2016
Consumers Hearn Kirkwood 410-799-4444
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Hearn Kirkwood is initiating a voluntary recall of “Evie’s Cheddar Potato Salad” because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
Hearn Kirkwood is issuing this voluntary recall after being notified by their supplier, National Frozen Foods, that the frozen green peas used in the product are being recalled because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
The recalled products was sold through Amazon Fresh in the locations Bellevue, Washington area between 04/08/16 and 06/13/16.
There have been no reported illnesses attributed to the recalled items to date.
The recalled product was sold in 6.0 oz. clear plastic containers with the name “Evie’s Cheddar Potato Macaroni Salad,” UPC code 6637511772” and “use by” dates of 04/15/16 to 06/20/16.
Consumers who have purchased this product should discard it and contact Amazon Fresh at (866) 380-0525 between the hours of 6:00 AM – 10:00 PM EST for a full refund.
Consumers with questions should call Hearn Kirkwood at 410-799-4444, Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM EST.