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Two Firms in Poultry Product Recalls

05 November 2010

US - The US Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has expanded public health alert for various meat and poultry products that had been produced without the benefit of federal inspection.

The recall issued at the end of October was for product manufactured by N.Y. Gourmet Salads Inc. based in Brooklyn New York. This public health alert was initiated based on evidence collected during an ongoing investigation being conducted by FSIS involving this establishment.

The evidence showed that the establishment has been producing products without federal inspection and distributing them into commerce.

Federal inspection services at N.Y. Gourmet Salads Inc. were suspended in November last year.

THe company previously conducted a recall of products produced without the benefit of federal inspection on 11 March this year.

The implicated products were produced between 20 April 229 october this year and were distributed to retail establishments in New York.

All of the products may have been repackaged by retailers into smaller units and sold to consumers.

FSIS is also recalling pcanned poultry product produced by Eickman's Processing, which is based in Seward, Illinois.

It is recalling approximately 12,086 pounds of meat and poultry products because they may have been underprocessed.

The products subject to recall were produced between 4 November 2007, and 7 April this year.

They were distributed to retail stores in the northern Illinois area.

The problem was discovered during a routine food safety assessment by FSIS.

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