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Salmonella Cilantro Recall Expands to Chicken Salad

c179888d9d1fe74080c169954938374b.jpgReal Mex Foods, a Vernon, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 77,688 pounds of Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad Kits. The salad kits include dressing made with cilantro that is the subject of a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recall by Fresco Green Farms Inc., due to possible Salmonella contamination, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The products subject to recall are:

  • 36-oz. trays of “El Torito Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad Kit.”
  • 18-lb. cases that contain eight (8) 36-oz. trays of “EL TORITO Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad Kit.”

The products subject to recall bear the establishment number “P-4140” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The cases bear any of the following sell by dates: “08/23/12,” “08/30/12,” “09/06/12,” or “09/14/12.” The trays bear the same sell by dates in the following format: “082312,” “083012,” “090612,” or “091412.” Each case is also marked with an identifying item number of “24203.” The products were produced between July 23, 2012, and August 6, 2012, and distributed to retail establishments in California.