Monday, June 12, 2017

Club Chef Recalls Produce Items Due to the Potential To Contain Listeria

Club Chef is recalling its snack kits and salad items.     The kits are retail items sold under the Kroger and Club Chef brand.  Club Chef is also recalling onions sold as a part of numerous foodservice items distributed through US Foods.

The recall notice on the  kit items stated that it comes after the company's own internal environmental testing found Listeria in the processing environment.

The US Foods recall impacted our local school district, so it probably impacted a number of foodservice operations across the country.

FDA Recall Notice
Club Chef LLC Announces Recall of Limited Number of Snack Kits
For Immediate Release
June 8, 2017

Consumers  866-458-3188
Media Melissa Wideman  513-651-0206, direct 513-817-5144

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Club Chef LLC is recalling a limited number of cases of Retail Snack Kits due to a possible health risk from Listeria . No contamination has been reported to have occurred on any product, nor have any illnesses been reported to date in association with the recall. Rather, the recall is being initiated as a precaution because positive test results for the presence of Listeria were identified by the company during environmental testing of portions of their facility on specific dates . The recall is being performed in the coordination with the FDA. The products being recalled were processed on May 30 and May 31, 2017 and are limited to the following snack kits·

Name of Product
Veggie Tray with Apples Fresh Selections by Kroger 6.25 oz (177g) 06/11/2017 & 06/12/2017 1111091544 7150KT8

Fruit Tray with Carrots Fresh Selections by Kroger 7 oz (198g) 06/11/2017 & 06/12/2017 1111091451 7150KT5, 7151KT3

Veggie Tray with Pretzels Fresh Selections by Kroger 5.75 oz (163g) 06/11/2017 & 06/12/2017 1111091477 7150KT6, 7150KT8

Veggie Tray with Snap Peas Fresh Selections by Kroger 6 oz (170g) 06/11/2017 & 06/12/2017 1111091484 7150KT7, 7150KT8

Veggie Tray with Ranch Dip Fresh Selections by Kroger 6.75 oz (191g) 06/11/2017 & 06/12/2017 1111091472 7151KT3, 7150KT6

Snack Tray with Almonds & Apples Fresh Selections by Kroger 5.75 oz (163g) 06/11/2017 & 06/12/2017 1111091481 7150KT5, 7150KT7

Snack Tray with Baby Carrots, Sliced Apples, Raw Almonds, and Cheddar Bar Club Chef LLC 5.75 oz (163g) 06/11/2017 & 06/12/2017 0 1727800703 7 7150KT6

Snack Tray with Peanut Butter (Celery Sticks, Sliced Apples, Peanut Butter and Raisins Club Chef LLC 5.5 oz (155g) 06/11/2017 & 06/12/2017 0 17278 00704 4 715KT6

Snack Tray with Sliced Apples, Almonds, Raisins and Caramel Dip Club Chef LLC 4 oz (113g) 06/11/2017 & 06/12/2017 0 1727800701 3 715KT6

Veggie Tray with Carrots, Celery, Broccoli Florets and Ranch Dip Club Chef LLC 6.75 oz (191g) 06/11/2017 & 06/12/2017 0 1727800702 0 715KT6

The Item Description and Sell By date is found on the center of the front or top label while the UPC can be found at the bottom of the back nutritional panel. States potentially impacted: South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia, Tennessee, Mississippi, Arkansas, Virginia, North Carolina and Michigan.

Listeria monocytogenes is 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 monocytogenes can cause miscarriages and stillbirth among pregnant women.

As noted, no illnesses have been reported to date relative to this limited recall, which is a proactive step being taken by Club Chef due to a limited number of positive test results discovered by the company in portions of their facility during internal environmental monitoring during a specific period. Because the products identified for this recall still have remaining shelf life, retailers who received the batches noted above have been contacted and asked to pull all such product from their inventory and shelves, and Club Chef is in the process of confirming that the recalled product is being removed from the stream of commerce. Consumers who have any remaining product with these Product Codes and Use by Dates should not consume them, but should instead discard the product. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Retailers and consumers with questions may call Club Chef at 866-458-3188, which is open 8:00am-5:00pm ET and you can leave a message after hours.

US FoodService
Club Chef LLC – Listeria monocytogenes Class 1 Recall
At a Glance: Club Chef LLC, a Covington KY establishment, has issued a Class 1 recall on Diced Yellow and Sliced Yellow Onions due to the potential contamination of Listeria monocytongenes. The supplier identified various Use by Dates and Julian Dates with numerous products associated with the contamination.
All US Foods vendors are aware of the recall and are checking their shipments. US Foods has notified its affected distribution centers and customers, but additional recalls and notifications may continue as this situation evolves. Multiple recall notifications may be issued.
The Issue: Listeria is a bacterium that can cause high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness, and nausea usually within 3 weeks after exposure. Listeria can cause a potentially fatal disease called. Listeriosis, a serious infection usually caused by eating food contaminated with the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes, is an important public health problem in the United States. The disease primarily affects older adults, pregnant women, newborns, and adults with weakened immune systems. However, rarely, persons without these risk factors can also be affected. The risk may be reduced by following recommendations for safe food preparation, consumption, and storage. For more information please visit
Am I Impacted? US Foods’ number one priority is to notify any customer impacted by a recall. Our nine (9) distribution centers affected by this recall have already begun to contact affected customers. If you purchased a recalled product from us, you will be contacted shortly, or have already been contacted. If you purchased products elsewhere, use the information above to check with your supplier.
Why Do Recalls Expand? Manufacturers expand recalls as they verify their own supply chains. In addition, federal and local governments often do additional product testing that leads to an expansion. US Foods will provide updated Fast Facts as new information becomes available. US Foods will only contact customers IF they purchased recalled products from us.
What You Can Do:
 Avoid eating or serving any recalled products.
 Do not use any of these products as ingredients in recipes, even if cooked.
 Follow instructions to discard recalled products in a manner that prevents others from eating them.
 Wash and sanitize display cases and refrigerators where potentially contaminated products were stored.
 Operators who have processed any potentially contaminated products need to be concerned about cross-contamination.
 Wash and sanitize cutting boards, surfaces, and utensils used to prepare, serve, or store potentially contaminated products.
 Wash hands with warm water and soap following the cleaning and sanitation process.
 Persons who think they may have become ill with a food-borne illness should consult their health care providers.
 For food safety questions call FDA at 1-888-SAFEFOOD (Mon-Fri from 10- 4 PM EST) or go to
Disclaimer: The information in this document is provided for informational purposes and is not meant to substitute for the advice of a physician or other health professional. The accuracy of the information provided is based on data US Foods receives from manufacturers and may include information derived from a third party source such as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the U.S Department of Agriculture, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. US Foods neither assumes any legal liability nor makes any warranty or guarantee, either express or implied, regarding the completeness, accuracy, or usefulness of this information.

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