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Safeway Recalls Kabobs Made with Grape Tomatoes in Several States

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Safeway Recalls Kabobs Made with Grape Tomatoes in Several States01:08 EDT Wednesday, May 04, 2011 PLEASANTON, Calif. (Business Wire) -- In cooperation with Taylor Farms' expanded voluntary recall of products containing grape tomatoes, Safeway is also expanding its voluntary recall to include fresh kabobs made with grape tomatoes sold in our full-service meat counter in several states. The kabobs were made using grape tomatoes supplied by Taylor Farms and sourced from grower Six L's that were recalled due to possible Salmonella contamination. The recalled kabobs were sold between April 26, 2011 and May 3, 2011 and have a Sell By Date up to and including May 3, 2011. The kabobs were sold in Safeway, Vons, Pavilions and Pak N Save stores in Arizona, California, Colorado, Wyoming, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, South Dakota and Southwest Washington State. The recall effects the following kabobs, including any additional kabobs made with grape tomatoes.               Item Description           UPC SALMON ATLANTIC KABOB           23037000000 SALMON ATLANTIC KABOB MESQUITE           23037100000 SCALLOP SEA KABOB W/VEGETABLES           23040600000 SHRIMP KABOB WITH VEGETABLES           23040700000 TUNA KABOBS FRESH           23040900000 HALIBUT KABOB W/VEG           23040500000 SALMON KABOB W/VEGETABLES FRESH           23363900000 SALMON ATLANTIC KABOB MESQUITE           23364000000 SALMON ATLANTIC KABOB MARINATED           23364000000 SALMON KABOB W/VEGETABLES FRESH           23363900000 SALMON KABOB W/VEGETABLES FRESH           23363900000 HALIBUT KABOB FRESH WITH VEGETABLES           23180700000 TUNA KABOBS FRESH           23513400000 SHRIMP KABOB WITH VEGETABLES           23875100000 SCALLOP SEA KABOB WITH VEGETABLES           23700400000 SALMON ATLANTIC KABOB MARINATED           23364000000 BEEF KABOBS WITH VEGETABLES           20173200000 BEEF KABOBS WITH VEGETABLES           20725100000 BEEF KABOBS WITH VEGETABLES           20888800000 CHICKEN KABOBS WITH VEGETABLES           20746000000 CHICKEN KABOB TERIYAKI WITH VEGETABLES           20746100000 TURKEY KABOB WITH VEGETABLES           20747500000 PORK KABOB WITH VEGETABLES           20948200000 MILD ITALIAN SAUSAGE KABOB WITH VEGETABLES           25014400000 BEEF KABOBS TERIYAKI WITH VEGETABLES           20944000000 SAUSAGE SMOKED KABOB WITH VEGETABLES           20948400000 GOURMET CHICKEN KABOB WITH ZUCCHINI & TOMATO           20974700000 MARINATED CHICKEN KABOB WITH ZUCCHINI & TOMATO           20974800000 GOURMET BRATWURST KABOB WITH MUSHROOMS AND TOMATO           20974900000 SAUSAGE KABOB GOURMET           20975800000 CHICKEN KABOB GOURMET ZUCCHINI TOMATO           20894300000 CHICKEN KABOB MARINATED ZUCCHINI TOMATO           20894400000 BRATWURST KABOB GOURMET MUSHROOM TOMATO           20894500000 SAUSAGE KABOB GOURMET           20895300000 PORK KABOB WITH VEGETABLES           20347300000 SAUSAGE ITALIAN MILD WITH VEGETABLES           20430200000 CHICKEN KABOB W/VEGETABLES           20923300000 TURKEY KABOB WITH VEGETABLES           20599000000 SAUSAGE SMOKED KABOB WITH VEGETABLES           20442700000           No illnesses have been reported. Safeway initiated this recall as a precautionary measure. Salmonella is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections, particularly in young children, the elderly, and persons with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and/or abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis. Salmonella can cause foodborne illness (salmonellosis) through cross-contamination. Consumers are reminded to wash their hands before and after handling eggs. For more information, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Web site at www.cdc.gov. Customers are asked to discard these products or return them to their local store for a full refund. Customers who have questions about the recall can contact Safeway at 1-800-SAFEWAY or Taylor Farms at 209-835-6300 between the hours of 8am to 5pm PST, Monday through Friday, or visit the FDA website at www.FDA.gov. SafewayTeena Massingill, 925-467-3810Teena.Massingill@Safeway.com