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Recall -- Firm Press Release

 

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Quong Hop & Co. Recalls Raquel's Products (Because Of Potential Health Risk)

 

 

 

Contact:
Quong Hop & Co
650-553-9900

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- July 22, 2010 - South San Francisco, CA - Quong Hop & Co. of South San Francisco, California is voluntarily recalling all "Raquel's" hummus, salads, wraps, sandwiches, and other food items, because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.  Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.   

"Raquel's" brand products are being voluntarily recalled because Listeria monocytogenes was found in our manufacturing plant.  In addition, soy lecithin, an allergen, was used in the production of hummus and is not declared on the label.

The recalled products include "Raquel's" brand salads, sandwiches, wraps, hummus, burritos, and stuffed grape leaves.  Raquel's Hummus products are dated September 23, 2010 and prior, and Raquel's salads, wraps, sandwiches, and other items are dated August 3, 2010 and prior.  "Raquel's" brand products are packaged with multiple ingredients and in a variety of sizes.  "Raquel's" is distributed to supermarkets and natural food stores on the West Coast and Midwest including the states: CA, AK, AZ, WA, OR, NV.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problemQuong Hop has ceased the production and distribution of the affected products and is investigating the cause of the problem.

See attached for a list of recalled products.

Consumers who have purchased the recalled products are urged to stop using them and return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.  Consumers with questions may contact the company Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:00pm (Pacific Time) at 650-553-9900 ext 13.
 

Date Codes: 8/3/2010 and Prior

Salad Products

Pack Size

Salad Products

Pack Size

Ambrosia Fruit Salad

1 /7 lb

Krab & Shrimp Louie Salad  

1 / 10 lb.

Apple Cranberry Broccoli Slaw

7lb

Mango Blackbean Quinoa

1/5LB

Assorted Roasted Vegetables

1 / 7 lb.

Mediteranean Edamame Salad

1 / 7 lb.

Bacon Potato Salad

1/5LB

Mediterranean Edamame Salad

1/8 oz.

Barley Broccoli With Raisins

1/5LB

Moroccan Eggplant

1 / 7 lb.

Black Bean Summer Corn

1 / 7 lb.

Mushroom & Artichoke Salad

1 / 7 lb.

Black Bean Summer Corn

1/8 oz.

Orzo Sun Dried Tomato Salad

1 / 7 lb.

Broccoli Pasta Salad

1/5LB

Orzo Sun Dried Tomato Salad

1/8 oz.

Broccoli Salad

1 / 7 lb.

Pasta Italia

1 / 7 lb.

Broccoli Salad

1/8 oz.

Pasta Italia

1/8 oz.

Broccoli Salad

1/8 oz.

Penne Antipasto Salad

1 / 7 lb.

Butternut Squash

1 / 7 lb.

Quinoa Inca Mint Salad

1 / 7 lb.

Caesar Salad

1/13oz.

R Butternut Squash

1/8 oz.

Carribean Salad

1 / 5 lb.

Red Bean Cabbage

1/5LB

Carribean Salad

1/8 oz.

Roasted Eggplant Barley

1/5LB

Chinese Mandarin Salad

1 / 13 oz.

Roasted Fresh Vegetables

1/8 oz.

Cobb Meatless Salad

1 /13 oz.

Salami  & Smoked Gouda

1 / 7 lb.

Country Potato, Carrot & Pea

1/5LB

Shrimp Caesar Salad

1 /13 oz.

Couscous

1 / 5 lb.

Stuffed Grape Leaf

40pc/5lb

Couscous

1/8 oz.

Sweet Potato Apple

1 / 7 lb.

CranApple Salad

 1/7lb

Szechwan Chicken

1 / 7 lb.

Cucumber Dill Salad

1 / 7 lb.

Tabouli

1 / 5 lb.

Curried Tofu Salad

1/8 oz.

Tabouli

1/8 oz.

Curried Veggie Salad***

1 / 7 lb.

Thai Peanut Medley

1/8 oz.

Fresh Fruit Waldorf Salad

1/8 oz.

Tomato Feta Barley

1/5LB

Garden Salad 

1 /10 oz.

Tortellini Grape Salad

1 / 7 lb.

Ginger Noodle Salad

1/8 oz.

Tortilla Slaw

1 / 7 lb.

Greek Medley - Salad Bulk

1 / 7 lb.

Wild Rice w/Cranberries & Mangos Salad

1 / 7 lb.

Greek Salad

1 /13 oz.

Wild Rice w/Cranberries & Mangos Salad

1/8 oz.

Green Bean Almandine

1 / 7 lb.

Wildrice Corn Blackbean

1/5LB

Green Beans with Almonds

1/8 oz.

 

 

Krab & Bay Shrimp Pasta Salad

1 / 7 lb.

 

 

Krab & Shrimp Louie Salad 

1/14 oz.

 

 


 

Dates: 8/3/2010 and Prior

Sandwiches

 

Other Products

 

Baked Tofu Sandwich

1/7.5 oz

Burrito- Azteca Whole Wheat 16oz

 

Chicken Salad Sandwich

1/7.5 oz

Falafel Burger 4oz

 

Egg Salad Sandwich

1/7.5 oz

Sandwich Falafel 6oz

 

Ham & Cheese Sandwich

1/7.5 oz

Stuffed Grape Leaves

1 / 6 oz.

Ham Sub. Sandwich

1/8 oz.

 

 

Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich

1/ 6 oz

WRAPS

 

Roast Beef and Cheese Sandwich

1/7.5 oz

Eggplant Wrap

1/10 oz

Roast Beef Sub. Sandwich

1/8 oz.

Eggplant Wrap" Bulk"

3/12 oz.

Roast Vegetable Sandwich

1/7.5 oz

Falafel Wrap

1/11 oz

Tuna Salad Sandwich

1/7.5 oz

Greek Wrap

1/10 oz

Turkey & Cranberry Cream Cheese

1/7.5 oz

Ham & Cheese Wrap

1/12 oz.

Turkey & Jack Cheese Sandwich

1/7.5 oz

Red Pepper Hummus Wrap

1/11 oz

Turkey Sub. Sandwich

1/8 oz

Red Pepper Hummus Wrap "Bulk"

3/12 oz

 

 

Roast Beef & Cheese Wrap

 1/12 oz.

 

 

Tuna Wrap 

1/12 oz.

 

 

Tuna Wrap "Bulk"

3/12 oz.

 

 

Turkey & Cheese Wrap

   1/12 oz.

 

 

 

 

Dates 9/23/10 and Prior

Hummus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hummus Baba Ghannouj

1/8oz

 

 

Hummus Regular

1/8oz

 

 

Hummus Roasted Red Pepper

1/8oz

 

 

Hummus Spicy

1/8oz

 

 

Hummus Sun Dried Tomato

1/8oz

 

 

 

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