Broccoli Recall Expands to More Products Over Listeria Fears

broccoli recallA broccoli recall from Taylor Farms Pacific, a supplier of supermarket chains such as Safeway and Raley's, has expanded to include more salad mixes that include the vegetable, said the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service.

The broccoli had been recalled because a sample tested positive for listeria monocytogenes, though no one has reported getting sick. Listeria can cause a serious infection in the very young or those with weakened immune systems.Included in the recall are 10 products, including pasta meals and broccoli salads with sell-by dates between Feb. 7, 2011 and March 7, 2011. Many of the 64,000 pounds of chicken and pork products were already listed in Taylor Farms Pacific's earlier recall.

The new recalled products include broccoli salad sold only through deli counters. The salads may contain red onion, bacon bits, raisins, sunflower seeds and dressing. Even though the salads are no longer for sale, USDA said consumers may still have them at home.

USDA listed the following stores on its product distribution list, but did not specify what products went to which stores:
  • Safeway: some stores in Arizona, Southern California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nebraska, southern Nevada, New Mexico, South Dakota, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming.
  • Pavilion's: some stores in Southern California
  • Raley's: some stores in northern California
  • Von's: some stores in Arizona and California
Consumers can call Taylor Farms Pacific Customer Service Manager Cary Price at (209) 835-6300.

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