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McCain Foods USA Announces Voluntary Recall of Frozen Potato Product Containing Black Pepper That May Pose Health Risk


Customer Service Contact:
Susan Malles, 
Tel: 877-804-6198

Media Contact:
Susan Rogers, 
Tel: 416-955-1713 or 416-843-7517


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - March 19, 2010 - Lisle, IL – McCain Foods USA today announced a voluntary recall of the McCain All American Roaster frozen potato product listed below which contains a pepper ingredient that could be contaminated with Salmonella.

The recalled product contains black pepper which has been recalled by Mincing Overseas Spice Company because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled. 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 recalled product was sold in grocery outlets throughout the United States.

Brand Product Name Size UPC Code Dates 
McCainMcCain All American Roasters24 ounce bag10072714037334


Production date: November 25, 2009

No illnesses have been reported, or complaints received by McCain Foods USA, to date involving the recalled product. The recall is taken as a precautionary measure and is being made with the knowledge of the Food and Drug Administration.

Consumers are asked to destroy the product or return the unopened product where it was purchased if a refund is desired.




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