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CORRECTING and REPLACING Mann Packing Reissues and Expands Voluntary Recall of Party Trays and Snacks On The Go Items Containing Grape Tomatoes

 

Recall expanded to include Safeway’s Eating Right Veggie Party Platter 

 

Contact:
Consumer:
1-800-285-1002
info@veggiesmadeeasy.com

Media:
Lorri Koster
831-594-4156
lorri.koster@mannpacking.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - May 12, 2011 - Mann Packing is voluntarily recalling certain vegetable platters and Snacks on the Go product because the grape tomato ingredient may be contaminated with Salmonella. The product listed below, Mann’s Vegetable Platter WT 3.5 lbs*. was inadvertently omitted from the May 7, 2011 follow-up announcement. The item was listed on the primary announcement on May 2, 2011.

This recall is part of a larger recall initiated by Six L’s Packing (Immokalee, Fla) on April 29, 2011.

This nationwide, voluntary recall (for US and Canada) by Mann Packing includes the following items with best if used by dates ranging from 05-09 to 05-16 2011.

Canada Only:

ProductUPCWeight
The Produce Stand Gourmet Vegetable Platter58200-942121.59 kg
Mann's Snacks on the Go w/celery, carrots, tomatoes16519-01505-21.59 kg
 

US and Canada:

ProductUPCWeight
Mann's Veggies on The Go16519 01411-6510 g

 

US Distribution Only:

ProductUPCWeight
Safeway's Eating Right Veggie Party Platter
-sold at Carrs, Dominick’s, Genuardi’s, Pavilions, Randall’s, Safeway, Tom Thumb, and Vons
79893-107083 lbs., 6 oz.
Mann's Snacks on the Go w/celery, carrots, tomatoes16519 01501-48.75 oz.
Mann's Vegetable Platter16519 01407-92 lbs., 8 oz.
*Mann's Vegetable Platter16519 01405-53.5 lbs.

 

The voluntary recall does not include any other products packed or distributed by Mann Packing.

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 people may experience fever, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea (which may be bloody), and abdominal pain. In rare cases the organism can get into the bloodstream and cause more serious complications (for more information visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website at www.cdc.gov).

Mann Packing is working with its customers to remove the subject products from distribution. The appropriate regulatory agency has been notified.

Retailers have been contacted and asked to identify, segregate and hold all products matching the information included in this notice.

Consumers who purchased the specific items mentioned above are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Customers and consumers with questions may contact Mann Packing at 1-800-285-1002 or via info@veggiesmadeeasy.com.
 

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About Mann Packing Company
Mann Packing Company, Inc., located in Salinas, Calif., is one of the world’s largest suppliers of fresh broccoli. A family-owned company for three generations; 77 percent of the company shareholders are women who continue the rich tradition of developing innovative new fresh-cut vegetable products.

 

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