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Atlanta Oriental Food Recalls Cut Napa Kimchi Because Of Possible
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - August 17, 2011 - Atlanta Oriental Food Wholesale Company of Atlanta, GA, is recalling its 1 gallon plastic containers of Cut Napa Kimchi and 5 gallon buckets of Cut Napa Kimchi 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.
The recalled Kimchi was distributed at Buford Highway Farmers Market in Doraville, Georgia as well as in five gallon buckets to companies in Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee.
The product comes in a 1 gallon, clear plastic package and a 5 gallon bucket marked with lot # 56090959 on the side of the containers.
The potential for contamination was noted after routine testing by the company revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in 1 gallon containers of Cut Napa Kimchi.
The production of the product has been suspended while FDA and the company continue to investigate the source of the problem.
Consumers who have purchased 1 gallon containers and 5 gallon buckets of Cut Napa Kimchi with lot # 56090959 are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Tristan Thompson, Monday thru Friday from 10 am to 6 pm at 404-379-3333.
Recalled Product Photos Are Also Available on FDA's Flickr Photostream.