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Dinners Ready Meridian Recalls November & December Asian Marinated Flank Steak, Indonesian Chicken and Chicken Satay Prepared Meals Because of Possible Health Risk
Cynthia Rasavage, Owner
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- January 20, 2009 -- Dinners Ready of Meridian, ID is recalling the Asian Marinated Flank Steak with Sesame Vegetable Stir Fry, Indonesian Chicken with Coconut Rice, and Chicken Satay & Bangkok Peanut Sauce with Jasmine Rice meals prepared from their November & December menus because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Dinners Ready Meridian was informed by Sysco Food Services of Idaho which distributed the peanut butter about the recall. The marinades used for the protein portions of the meals were made using peanut butter recalled by Peanut Corporation of American because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.
The meals sold by Dinners Ready, Meridian, ID can be assembled on-site by the consumer or a pre-assembled meal can be selected from the firm’s cooler. Each meal is packaged in a Zip-lock baggie, with each ingredient in a separate Zip-lock baggie. The outer Zip-lock baggie contains the Dinners Ready logo and the cooking instructions. Distribution is in the Treasure Valley area of Idaho.
The recall applies only to the protein portion that comes as part of the packaged dinners and not to the side dish or Bangkok Peanut sauce accompanying the meals.
No known illnesses have been reported to date in connection with these products. The recall was initiated after it was determined that the peanut product received from Sysco Food Services of Idaho was manufactured by Peanut Corporation of America. Dinners Ready Meridian has informed FDA of its actions and is fully cooperating with the Agency.
Customers who have any of these meals in their possession are urged to return the meal to the store for a meal replacement of another type.
Customers with questions may contact Dinners Ready Meridian (208) 888-6828.