Recall of Ready-To-Eat Taylor Farms Meat and Poultry for Containment of Recalled Thomson International Inc. Onions
The Salmonella Newport Outbreak, linked with contaminated red onions, continues to make its impact, causing another product recall. On August 5, 2020, The U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced a recall on all ready-to-eat (RTE) meat and poultry products containing the FDA recalled Thomson International Inc. Red, Yellow, White, and Sweet Yellow Onions. The secondary recall was issued out of concern that the meat, containing a variety of the recalled onions, could be contaminated with Salmonella Newport.
The recalled RTE meat and poultry products included in the recall were produced by Taylor Farms on July 30 and 31, 2020. The following is a complete list of the products which have been included in the public health alert. A PDF image depicting the recalled products’ labels can be viewed here.
- 7.25-oz. plastic sealed container labeled as “Sausage Breakfast Scramble Bowl” with lot code TFD212AU8 and TFD213AU8 and with a best if used by 08/06/2020 or 08/07/2020.
- 6.2-oz. plastic sealed container labeled as “Taylor Farms Cheddar Cheese & Chicken Salad Snack Tray” with use by date 08/06/20 or 08/07/20 and lot code TFD212AU7 and TFD213AU7.
- 41.35-oz. plastic bags containing “Chicken Salad” with use by date 08/04/20 or 08/05/20 and lot codes TFD212AU8 and TFD213AU8.
- 10-oz. plastic sealed container labeled as “Chicken Salad Deli Snack” with lot codes TFD212AU3 and TFD213AU3 with best by dates 08/06/2020 or 08/07/2020.
- 7.75-oz. plastic sealed container labeled as “H.E.B. Shake Rattle Bowl SOUTHWEST SALAD with CHICKEN” and a best if used by date of “Aug 10/2020 and lot code TFD213AU20.
- 17.25-oz. plastic sealed container labeled as “Marketside SOUTHWEST STYLE SALAD WITH CHICKEN” with a best if used by date of 08/11/20 or 08/12/2020 and lot codes TFD212AU26 or TFD213AU26.
All the products of concern bear an establishment number of “”P-34733″ or “34733” inside the USDA mark of inspection or on the outside of the container. The recalled products were shipped to various retailers and grocery stores in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Texas. Health officials express concern that some people may still have these products in their freezers. If you are in possession of any of the above listed items, you are directed to discard or return them to their original place of purchase.
Salmonella is a bacteria which can cause a gastrointestinal illness, usually consisting of symptoms such as diarrhea, stomach cramps, vomiting, and fever. Salmonellosis can prove to be dangerous, or even fatal, to pregnant women, the elderly, or anyone else with a weakened immune system.