Division of Food, Drugs and Dairies


Mrs. Crockett's Kitchens Inc., of Fort Worth, Texas, issued on September 21 a voluntary product recall of certain potato salad products packaged under a variety of labels. The affected products may contain Listeria monocytogenes, an organism that can cause serious or sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people and others with weakened immune systems. Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

The affected products were distributed in 37 U.S. states and, through one distributor, in Mexico. Only potato salad products with the expiration dates from October 3 to October 25 are covered in the precautionary recall; no other Mrs. Crockett's products are affected. The company has received no complaints or reports of illness associated with the products.

Consumers are asked to either dispose of the potato salad or return it to the retailer where it was purchased. A complete listing of the affected products is available by calling a special consumer line – 888-578-7707 – or by visiting the company's Web site - www.pressevent.com/recall

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