FSIS Expands Public Health Alert for Various Meat and Poultry Products Produced Without Inspection
November 4, 2010 – This week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced that it would be expanding its Oct. 30 public health alert for an undetermined amount of various meat and poultry products produced without the benefit of federal inspection by N.Y. Gourmet Salads Inc., a Brooklyn, N.Y. establishment.
This public health alert was initiated based on evidence collected during an ongoing investigation being conducted by FSIS involving this establishment. The evidence showed that the establishment has been producing products without federal inspection and distributing them into commerce. Federal inspection services at N.Y. Gourmet Salads Inc. were suspended in Nov. 2009. Products subject to this expanded alert include, but are not limited to, the following:
- 4.5-pound and 5-pound containers of “Lemon Grilled Chicken”
- 5-pound containers of “Grilled Chicken”
- 4.5-pound and 5-pound containers of “Breaded Chicken”
- 6-pound containers of “Stuffed Cabbage”
- 5-pound containers of “Grilled Chicken, Plain”
- 5-pound containers of “Teriyaki Grilled Chicken”
- 5-pound containers of “Chopped Chicken Liver”
The implicated products were produced between April 20, 2010, and Oct. 29, 2010, and were distributed to retail establishments in New York.
The products in the Oct. 30 alert included the following:
- 5-pound tubs of “Chicken Salad” (This product was observed in commerce bearing the N.Y. Gourmet Salads Inc. label.)
- 5-pound trays of “Meatballs & Sauce”
- 5-pound trays of “Meatballs”
- 5-pound trays of “Swedish Meatballs”
- 5-pound trays of “Sausage & Pepper”
The implicated products were produced between March 11, 2010, and Oct. 29, 2010, and were distributed to retail establishments in New York.
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