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Recall -- Firm Press Release

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Pasta & Co Recalls Chinese Vermicelli Salad and Pot Sticker Salad Due To Possible Health Risk


Julie Riendl
206-322-1644 x23


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- April 30, 2009 -- Pasta & Co of Seattle, WA is recalling their Chinese Vermicelli Salad and Pot Sticker Salad, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The products were manufactured using chili oil recalled by Union International Food Co. because it may 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 salads were sold through Pasta & Co retail stores at the following locations in Greater Seattle, WA: University Village, Queen Anne, and Bellevue. The salads are sold through the café display case counter and have a food card identifying the name of the product. There are no other specific coding or UPC codes for the products. The products include:

Display Name of Product

How Served from  display case

Dates distributed

Chinese Vermicelli SaladDisplay bowl with the assistance of store staffUp to and including 04/24/09
Pot Sticker SaladDisplay bowl with the assistance of store staffUp to and including 04/24/09

No known illnesses have been reported to date in connection with these products.  The recall was initiated after it was determined that the chili oil product received was originally received from Union International Food Co. Pasta & Co has informed FDA of its actions and is fully cooperating with the Agency.

Consumers who have purchased these products and wish to return them for a full refund may do so by returning them to one of Pasta & Co’s three retail stores. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 206-322-1644 x14, Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM (PDT).



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