OCTOBER 2000

WEEK ENDING OCTOBER 6

PRODUCT Jensen's Seattle Style Smoked Wild Pacific King Salmon, in clear vacuum pack pouch.
CODE 000708, 000714, 000715.
MANUFACTURER Jensen's Old Fashioned Smokehouse, Inc., Seattle, Washington.
DISTRIBUTION Washington State.
QUANTITY 270 pounds were distributed.
REASON Product is contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

PRODUCT Oasis brand Eggplants in Brine, in 19-ounce metal cans.
CODE All product on the market at the time of recall initiation.
MANUFACTURER Kad Bnei Darom Food Products, Bnei-Darom D.N. Evtach, Israel.
RECALLED BY Trans Mid-East Shipping & Trading Agency, Inc., Brooklyn, New York
DISTRIBUTION New York, New Jersey, Florida, Massachusetts, Georgia, Texas.
QUANTITY 60 cases (24 cans per case) were distributed.
REASON Product contained the unapproved color additive carmosine.

PRODUCT a) Taco Bell Home Originals Taco Shells, packaged in boxes of 12, shells, Net Wt. 4.5 oz., UPC #28400-00417, and 18 shells, Net Wt. 6.75 oz., UPC #28400-00423; b) Taco Bell Home Originals Taco Dinner, 12 shells, sauce and seasoning, Net Wt. 10.75 oz., UPC #28400-01170 - 12 box case, UPC #28400-08132 - 4/3 pack case.
CODE All product on the market at the time of recall initiation.
MANUFACTURER Sabritas Mexicali, a wholly owned subsidiary of PepsiCo, Inc., Mexicali, Mexico.
RECALLED BY Kraft Foods, Inc., Northfield, Illinois
DISTRIBUTION Nationwide.
QUANTITY 635,991 cases were distributed.
REASON: The products appear to contain the genetic material (DNA) necessary for the production in corn (trade name:
StarLink) of the pesticide Cry9C protein derived from Bacillus thuringiensis subspecies tolworthi. The pesticide is not allowed for use
in foods for human consumption.

PRODUCT Welch's 100% Apple Juice, in 16-fluid ounce bottles.
CODE Lot OV24G.
MANUFACTURER Krier Foods, Inc., Random Lake, Wisconsin.
RECALLED BY Welch's, Concord, Massachusetts
DISTRIBUTION Nationwide.
QUANTITY 1,178 cases (24 bottles per case) were distributed.
REASON Product is contaminated with mold.

PRODUCT a) Three Rivers brand Coconut Slice, in 7-ounce (200gm) flexible plastic packages; b) Three Rivers brand Coconut, in 7-ounce (200gm) flexible plastic packages.
CODE None.
REPACKER Shata Trading, Inc., Brooklyn, New York.
DISTRIBUTION New York and New Jersey.
QUANTITY Approximately 100 cases (24 packages per case) were distributed.
REASON Products contained undeclared sulfites.

Product: "JUBILEE FRANKS" in 12 ounce packages with a code of "Sell By Oct 06;"
"FROSTY MORN" brand wieners in 12 ounce packages with a code of "Sell By Oct 06;"
Lay's "Quik Starts" brand wieners in 12 ounce packages with a code of "Sell By Sep 26;"
Lay's "Thrift Brand" wieners in 24 ounce packages with a code of "Sell By Sep 26;"
Lay Packing Company "Circle L" brand wieners in 24 ounce packages with a code of "Sell By Sep 26"
Codes: Number P-967.
Problem: May be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes
Discovered: The problem was discovered as a result of sampling at the retail level by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and
Consumer Services' Food and Drug Protection Division.
Establishment: Lay Packing Company, Inc., Knoxville, Tenn.
Contact: Ferril Maddox, sales manager, Lay Packing Company, Inc., (865) 546-2511
Quanity Recalled: Approximately 48,000
Distribution: Retail stores in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Kentucky, Virginia, Alabama, and Tennessee.

Product: Mikailian Meat Products Frankfurters, and Mikailian Meat Products Cocktail Frankfurters.
Codes: Products were produced on September 18, 2000, and packaged on September 19, 2000, in one pound packages. The establishment number 4191 appears in the USDA mark of inspection on the packages. There are no other codes of identification on the labels.
Problem: The product may be contaminated with Salmonella.
Discovered: A positive FSIS monitoring sample was collected on 09/20/00, and reported positive for Salmonella on 09/30/00.
Establishment: Mikailian Meat Products Inc.         25310 W. Avenue Stanford         Santa Clarita, California 91355
Contact: Mr. John Davis, Manager; (661) 257-1055
Quantity Recalled: Approximately 260 pounds
Distribution: Los Angeles and Orange Counties, California

Product: ''FRABONI'S FULLY COOKED POLISH SAUSAGE DELITES''.
Codes: Packaged on the 26th. The boxes have the code 27000, the individual packages do not have any codes or ''sell by'' dates. The package label bears ''EST 8997'' in the USDA inspection legend. The product is vacuum packed 8 links to a package, and averages 3/4 pound each.
Problem: The product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
Discovered: An FSIS monitoring sample collected on September 26, 2000, and reported positive on October 4, 2000.
Establishment: Leo G. Fraboni Sausage Company         1202 13th Ave East         Hibbing Minnesota 55746
Contact: Don Johnson, Plant Manager, (218) 263-5074
Quantity Recalled: Approximately 240 pounds
Distribution: Minnesota (within a 100 mile radius of Hibbing).

WEEK ENDING OCTOBER 13

PRODUCT Pat Vidor's chocolate Chip Cookies, net weight 7 ounces.
CODE All codes on the market at time of recall initiation.
MANUFACTURER Taylor Street Ovens, Corvallis, Oregon.
DISTRIBUTION Oregon.
QUANTITY 15 packages at retail level at time of recall initiation.
REASON Product contained undeclared walnuts.

PRODUCT Scobee Deli Chicken Salad Sandwich, 5 ounces; and Express Deli Chicken Salad Sandwich, 4.5 ounces.
CODE Sell by date 071400 and 072100.
MANUFACTURER Scobee Foods, Inc., Mesquite, Texas.
DISTRIBUTION Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Texas.
QUANTITY Approximately 12,000 sandwiches.
REASON Sandwiches may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

PRODUCT Fierce Lime Gatorade Thirst Quencher, in 32-fluid ounce Plastic bottles.
CODE Cap code: T28H0x3xx:xx
Case code: 12-32 OZ PLASTIC FIERCE LIME 32073 AUG-28-00 T x xx:xx xxxxx
The "x"s indicate the shift, time, and case number which can be ignored.
MANUFACTURER The Quaker Oats Company, Dallas, Texas.
RECALLED BY The Quaker Oats Company, Chicago, Illinois
DISTRIBUTION Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Missouri, Colorado, Arkansas, Ohio, Louisiana, Nebraska and Mississippi.
QUANTITY Approximately 14,300 cases (12 bottles per case) were distributed.
REASON Product was contaminated with mold.

Product: ''Kings Chicken Caesar Salad'', Packaged in 8 1/4-ounce packages, 6 packages to a box.
Codes: The product was produced on 10/04/00. The product can be identified by the ''SELL THRU'' date of 10/07/00, and the ''EST P-9976'' in the inspection legend.
Problem: The product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
Discovered: An FSIS monitoring sample collected on October 4, 2000.
Establishment: Newhart Foods Inc.     420 Allentown Drive     Allentown, Pennsylvania 18103-9122
Contact: Sandy Ericksen, Technical Services Manager, (717) 624-4911, X238, Tom Bross, President, X223
Quantity Recalled: Approximately 90 pounds
Distribution: New Jersey.

Product: The following brand wiener, hot dog, and frank products in 12- to 24-ounce packages are subject to recall:
"DINNER DELIGHTS"
"JUBILEE HOT DOGS "
"FROSTY MORN"
Lay’s "WIENERS"
Lay’s "quik starts"
Lay’s "Thrift"
"Madison"
"WD"
Lay Packing Company "CIRCLE L"
Codes: A"Sell By" code of "Dec 08" or before stamped on the package are being recalled. The product packages also bear the Lay Packing establishment number "EST.967" or "P-967." The establishment number may appear on the side of the package or inside the USDA seal of inspection.
Problem: May be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
Discovered: The problem was discovered as a result of follow-up sampling at the retail level by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ Food and Drug Protection Division.
Establishment: Lay Packing Company, Inc.,     Knoxville, Tenn.
Contact: Ferril Maddox, sales manager, Joe Lay, president, (865) 546-2511.
Quanity Recalled: Expansion of an Oct. 3 recall of 48,000 pounds of wiener products.
Distribution: Distributed to retail stores in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia.

Product: Great Wall brand ''CHINESE STYLE SAUSAGE'' in 14 oz. packages, Great Wall brand ''CHINESE STYLE SWEET SAUSAGE'' in 12 oz. packages, Que Huong brand ''CHINESE STYLE SAUSAGE'' in 12 oz. packages, Flamingo brand ''CHINESE STYLE SAUSAGE'' in 14 oz. packages; and Flamingo brand ''CHINESE STYLE SWEET SAUSAGE'' in 12 oz. packages.
Codes: Each package label bears ''EST. 6081'' in the USDA inspection legend. All products with these labels are subject to recall.
Problem: Undeclared Substance. The product contains monosodium glutamate (MSG) which is undeclared on the label.
Discovered: The Inspector-in-Charge discovered that the MSG was inadvertently omitted from the label.
Establishment: Great River Food Corporation     19355 E. San Jose Avenue     City Of Industry, California 91748
Contact: Eric Lee, Plant Manager (626) 968-6917
Quantity Recalled: Approximately 9,500 pounds
Distribution: California, New York, Oklahoma.

WEEK ENDING OCTOBER 20

PRODUCT Badia brand Paprika, in 2-ounce bottles.
CODE Expiration date of "11/02".
REPACKER Badia Spices, Inc., Miami, Florida.
DISTRIBUTION Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Texas, New York, Massachusetts, Maryland, Puerto Rico, Colombia, Peru, West Indies.
QUANTITY 22,860 bottles were distributed.
REASON Product is contaminated with Salmonella.

PRODUCT Pillsbury Wheat Bread, 24 ounces
CODE UPC Code 1800 66206.
Lot Numbers: SEP25D222610921, SEP25E222610921, SEP25F222610921, SEP25G222610921, SEP26D222620922, SEP26E222620922, SEP26F222620922, SEP26G222620922.
MANUFACTURER Interstate Brands West Corporation/Millbrook Bakery, Glendale, California.
RECALLED BY Interstate Brands West Corporation, Kansas City, Missouri
DISTRIBUTION Nevada.
QUANTITY 484 loaves were distributed and all product has been accounted for.
REASON contained undeclared soy ingredients.

PRODUCT Garden Goodness Thousand Island Salad Dressing, in 16-ounce glass bottles.
CODE Use By Date 7/12/01 and 7/13/01. Lots 07/12/01 7, 07/12/01 8, 07/12/01 9, 07/12/01 10, 07/12/01 11, 07/13/01 14, 07/13/01 15, 07/13/01 16, 07/13/01/ 17, 07/13/01 18, 07/13/01 19, and 07/13/01 20.
MANUFACTURER North Coast Processing, North East, Pennsylvania.
DISTRIBUTION California, North Carolina, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia.
QUANTITY 26,046 bottles were distributed.
REASON Product is contaminated with yeast.

PRODUCT Suzanne's brand Sensational Raspberry Walnut Dressing & Marinade in 12-fluid ounce glass bottles.
CODE MWFRV00167C.
MANUFACTURER Mad Will's Food Company, Inc., Auburn, California.
DISTRIBUTION California, Idaho, Utah.
QUANTITY 185 cases (6 bottles per case) were distributed.
REASON Product is fermenting.

WEEK ENDING OCTOBER 27

PRODUCT D&G Genuine Grapefruit Flavored Soda, in 12-fluid ounce bottles.
CODE None. All product on the market at time of recall initiation.
MANUFACTURER Brooklyn Bottling Company of Milton, NY Inc., Milton, New York.
DISTRIBUTION New York and Florida.
QUANTITY 5,799 cases (24 bottles per case) were distributed.
REASON Product contains the undeclared and uncertified color additive tartrazine (certifiable as FD&C Yellow No. 5).

PRODUCT Custom Food Group Sandwiches, sold in vending machines: a) Catfish Po-Boy Sandwich, 8 ounces; b) Chicken Fried Steak on a Bun Sandwich, 6.5 ounces.
CODE a) Lot #A0919; b) A0920.
MANUFCTURER Custom Food Group, Dallas, Texas.
DISTRIBUTION Texas.
QUANTITY a) 195 units; b) 890 units were distributed.
REASON Products contained undeclared FD&C Yellow No. 5.

PRODUCT Ultra Slim-Fast Ready-To-Drink Milk-Based Shakes, a meal replacement beverage in 11 ounce cans: a) Strawberries'N Cream; b) Creamy Milk Chocolate; c) Cappuccino Delight.
CODE
Code                          Flavor                                 Packaging
ETAS 0125 E     Strawberries ‘N Cream         6 pack only
ETMC 0125 E     Creamy Milk Chocolate     6 pack only
ETCD 0138 E     Cappuccino Delight             6 pack only
ETMC 0138 E     Creamy Milk Chocolate       6 pack only
ETAS 0140 E     Strawberries ‘N Cream         6 & 8 pack only
ETAS 0141 E     Strawberries ‘N Cream         6 pack only
ETCD 0142 E     Cappuccino Delight             6 pack only
ETMC 0142 E    Creamy Milk Chocolate       8 pack only.
MANUFACTURER Slim-Fast Nutritional Foods, LLC, Covington, Tennessee.
RECALLED BY Slim-Fast Foods, New York, New York
DISTRIBUTION Nationwide and Mexico.
QUANTITY 2,103,765 cans were distributed.
REASON Product may have been re-contaminated after it was thermally processed.

Product: 92% and 96% Lean Ground Beef and Ground Round
Codes: The ground beef was produced on September 14, 2000. The recalled ground beef products are:
Boxes of ''LAURA'S LEAN BEEF'' with a label that bears ''96/LEAN'' with the case code ''00200.'' The box contains six 8-pound packages, labeled ''96LLB GROUND ROUND''
Boxes of ''LAURA'S LEAN BEEF'' with a label that bears ''92/LEAN'' with the case code ''00100.'' The box contains six 10-pound packages labeled ''92/8LLB GROUND BEEF.''
Each box is labeled with the establishment number ''EST.4215'' which is located inside the USDA mark of inspection. Each box and individual package has a ''SELL BY'' date of Sept. 29.
Problem: Possible Escherichia coli O157: H7 contamination.
Discovered: An FSIS traceback microbiological sample reported positive for E. coli O157: H7 on October 17, 2000.
Establishment: Skylark Meats Inc.     4430 South 110TH Street     Omaha, NE 681370
Contact: Mr. Jack Waner; Mr. Vince DeGrado, Quality Assurance Manager; Mr. Jim Leonard, President; (402) 592-0300
Quantity Recalled: Approximately 47,000 pounds
Distribution: Wholesale level in North Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee, Texas, Arizona, Kentucky, Michigan and Ohio.

Product: ''Simmons'' brand frozen ''Breaded Chicken Breast Tenders'' in 40-ounce (2.5-pound) packages.
Codes: The product was produced between April 7 and October 25, 2000. The first four digits of the code, printed on the side of each package, are between 0098 and 0299, inclusive. Also, ''P-20287'' appears in the USDA inspection legend on the front of the package.
Problem: Misbranding.
Discovered: The recall is in response to the discovery, by the FSIS inspector at the establishment, that non-fat dry milk (a class II allergen) was included in the product and was not declared in the ingredient statement on the product label.
Establishment: Simmons Foods, Inc.     2101 Twin Circle Drive     Van Buren, AR 72956
Contact: Mr. Doug Siemans, Community Relations Manager, 501-524-8151, extn. 246
Quantity Recalled: Approximately 716,000 pounds
Distribution: Nationwide in the United States and Hong Kong

Product: Ground Beef, Ground Chuck Patties and Ground Beef Burgers.
Codes: Ground beef products were produced on 07/18/00. The ground beef products being recalled bear the establishment number ''1198A'' inside the USDA mark of inspection and a production code beginning with ''07180'' and ending with ''21,'' "22,'' or ''25.'' Subject to recall are:
''GROUND BEEF BURGERS (OMAHA STEAKS BURGERS)'' in 48 ozs. boxes of 12 burgers, 4 ozs. each. Marked with item number ''658.''
''OMAHA STEAKS ANGUS GROUND BEEF CHUCK PATTIES'' in 12.5 lb. boxes of 25 burgers, 8 oz. each. Marked  item number ''3611080.''
''GROUND BEEF BURGERS (OMAHA STEAKS BURGERS)'' in 24 ozs. boxes of 6 burgers, 4 ozs. each. Marked with item number ''1249.''
''GROUND BEEF'' in 50 lbs. boxes containing two 25-lb. bags. Each box is marked with item number ''0710004.''
HORIZON brand ''GROUND BEEF CHUCK PATTIES (ANGUS)'' in 10 lb. boxes of 32 burgers, 5 oz. each. Marked with item number ''4011050.''
Problem: Possible Escherichia coli O157: H7 contamination.
Discovered: An FSIS investigative microbiological sample reported positive for E. coli O157:H7 on October 27, 2000. The investigation was due to E.coli O157:H7 illness in the State of Connecticut not definitively linked to the recalled product.
Establishment: Omaha Steaks International Inc.     9203 F Street     Omaha, NE 68127
Contact: Mr. Robert Bezousek; Director of Plant Operations (402) 331-1010
Quantity Recalled: Approximately 22,000 pounds
Distribution: Nationwide to mail order, retail, wholesale, Internet sale and door to door.