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FSIS Public Health Alert: Fresh Salads and Wraps with Meat and Poultry - Lettuce Contamination

Updated: Aug 12, 2023

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing a public health alert due to concerns that Taher, Inc. ready-to-eat (RTE) salads and wraps with meat and poultry may contain contaminated lettuce. The lettuce, which is regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), may be contaminated with deer feces. FSIS is issuing this public health alert to ensure that consumers are aware that this product should not be consumed.

The RTE salad and wrap products were produced on August 1, 2023, and August 2, 2023. The following products subject to the public health alert are [view labels]:

  • 8.65-oz. plastic film packages containing “Chicken Caesar Wrap FRESH SEASONS Kitchen” with lot code 21323 and 21423 and Sell by dates of 8/9/2023 and 8/10/2023.

  • 7.2-oz. plastic film packages containing “Chicken Caesar Wrap FRESH SEASONS Kitchen” with lot code 21323 and Fresh Thru date of 8/10/2023.

  • 8.5-oz. plastic clam shell packages containing “Chicken Caesar Salad FRESH SEASONS Kitchen” with lot code 21323 and Fresh Thru date of 8/9/2023.

  • 8.55-oz. plastic clam shell packages containing “Chef Salad FRESH SEASONS Kitchen” with lot codes 21323 and 21423 and Sell by dates of 8/9/2023 and 8/10/2023.

  • 5.85-oz. plastic clam shell packages containing “Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato Salad FRESH SEASONS Kitchen” with lot codes 21323 and 21423 and Sell by dates of 8/9/2023 and 8/10/2023.

The products bear the establishment number “P-45091” or “Est. 45091” on the front label.


The products were shipped to retail locations in Minnesota and Wisconsin.

The problem was discovered when an FSIS-regulated establishment notified FSIS that its supplier of FDA-regulated lettuce is conducting a recall because the lettuce may be contaminated with deer feces.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products.


ACTION

Should not be consumed. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.


CONTACT Jill Teut, Senior Director of Communications, Taher, Inc., at (952) 345-2873 or communications@taher.com.

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