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Pita Pal Foods, LP Recalls Corn Relish Salad, Texas Caviar Salad, Mediterranean 3 Bean Salad And Chipotle Quinoa Salad Because Of Possible Health Risk

For Immediate Release

May 5, 2016

Contact

Consumers

Pita Pal Foods, LP
713-777-7482

Media

LAURA CLARK
713-777-7482

Announcement

Pita Pal Foods, LP of Houston, Texas is recalling Corn Relish Salad, Texas Caviar Salad, Mediterranean 3 Bean Salad and Chipotle Quinoa Salad because it has 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 monocytogenes infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

The potential affected products was distributed in eight states including California, Florida, Georgia, Minnesota, New York, Oklahoma, Texas and Wisconsin. Products reached consumers through retail stores and food service distributors.

Specific products included in the Voluntary Recall include the following products with Expiration Dates or Use/ Freeze by Dates through June 13, 2016. Products meeting this description or date criteria should be destroyed by the retailer/distributer. All products involved are packaged in plastic containers with snap on lids.

  • 2/5lbs Food Service Pita Pal Corn Relish Salad
  • 2/4lbs Food Service Pita Pal Mediterranean 3 Bean Salad
  • 2/4.5lbs Food Service Pita Pal Texas Caviar
  • 8oz Pita Pal Texas Caviar
  • 8oz Pita Pal Mediterranean 3 Bean Salad
  • 24oz Pita Pal Mediterranean 3 Bean Salad
  • 28oz Pita Pal Chipotle Quinoa Salad

No illnesses have been reported to date from Pita Pal Foods, LP salads. This recall is in direct response to information received from CRF Frozen Foods, an ingredient supplier to Pita Pal Foods, LP of frozen corn. CRF Frozen Foods initiated a voluntary recall on a specific lot of corn that Pita Pal Foods, LP purchased from the supplier and it was used in the manufacturing of the salads listed above. Pita Pal Foods, LP has destroyed the specific product lot of corn in question. In addition all customers and distributors affiliated with Pita Pal Foods, LP have been notified and instructed to destroy any product that could potentially be affected.

Consumers that have any of the above products on hand should return them to the retailer where the product was purchased for a refund. Consumers with questions may contact the Pita Pal Foods, LP at 713-777-7482, Monday – Friday between the hours of 9:00 am and 4:00 pm CST.

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