McCain’s contaminated vegetables trigger massive food recalls


Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes contamination in several vegetable products supplied food processors by McCain Foods USA, Inc. (McCain) has triggered more than one dozen separate voluntary recalls, with the end not yet in sight.

More than 1,986 tons of food have been recalled so far.

The US Food and Drug Administration issued an alert on October 19th, warning consumers to avoid all of the recalled food items.

According to the FDA notice, McCain recalled the implicated vegetables on October 14th. No public recall notice has been issued as of this writing.

The implicated vegetables were produced in McCain’s Colton, California location, according to a spokesperson for FDA. The facility is not currently in operation.

FDA is investigating the contamination in collaboration with USDA, as most of the potentially contaminated vegetable items were incorporated into foods that contain meat or poultry. Meat- and poultry-containing foods fall under USDA’s jurisdiction.

The list of implicated vegetables includes: corn, onions, tomatillos and carmellized mushrooms. Some of the products were repackaged for retail sale under various brand names, according to the FDA spokesperson.

The following list of recalled products will be updated as more information becomes available.

Bakkavor Foods USA, Inc.
HARRIS TEETER FRESH FOODS MARKET DELI-BAKERY brand BBQ STYLE CHICKEN ARTISAN PIZZA – 16-oz. plastic-wrapped with paperboard sleeve packages; “Use By” from 01/07/19 through 04/11/19 (inclusive) printed on the case packaging.
HARRIS TEETER FRESH FOODS MARKET DELI-BAKERY brand CHICKEN SAUSAGE, EGG WHITE and CHEESE BREAKFAST BURRITO – 8-oz. butcher-paper wrapped packages; “Use By” from 01/24/18 through 10/25/18 (inclusive) printed on the case packaging.
HARRIS TEETER FRESH FOODS MARKET DELI-BAKERY brand BACON, EGG and CHEESE BURRITO – 8-oz. butcher-paper wrapped package; “Use By” from 01/24/18 through 10/25/18 (inclusive) printed on the case packaging.
TRADER JOE’S CARNITAS WITH SALSA VERDE Burrito – 10-oz. butcher-paper wrapped packages; “Use By” from 10/08/17 through 10/24/18 (inclusive) printed on the retail packaging.

Buddy’s Kitchen, Inc. (Institutional customers)
Provolone and Roasted Peppers Omelet with Sicilian Potatoes & Italian Chicken Sausage (Bulk Pack) – 7.95-lb. bulk cases containing 16 pieces; lot codes 01/02/18, 01/15/18 and 05/09/18, and case code 70578.
Chicken Chorizo & Montamore Scramble – 11.02-lb. bulk cases containing 24 pieces; lot codes 04/30/18 and 07/09/18, and case code 70658.
Chicken Chorizo & Montamore Scramble – 9.52-lb. bulk cases containing 24 pieces; lot codes 10/30/17, 11/04/17, 12/05/17, 12/19/17, 01/16/18, 02/22/18 and 04/24/18, and case code 70630.
PANCETTA STYLE CRUMBLE & SMOKED FONTINA SCRAMBLE – 9.75-lb. bulk cases containing 24 pieces; lot codes 10/19/17, 10/31/17, 11/20/17, 12/04/17, 01/03/18, 01/10/18, 02/12/18, 02/27/18, 03/30/18, 04/09/18, 05/07/18, 05/29/18, 06/13/18, 07/09/18, 08/06/18 and 09/07/18, and case code 70620.
Provolone and Roasted Peppers Omelet with Sicilian Potatoes & Italian Chicken Sausage (Pop-Put) – 11.93-lb. bulk cases containing 24 pieces; lot codes 01/02/18, 01/05/18, 01/15/18, 01/25/18, 04/30/18, 05/08/18, 05/09/18, 05/16/18, 05/17/18, 05/24/18, 05/31/18, 07/24/18, 08/01/18, 08/06/18, 08/27/18, 09/05/18, 09/18/18 and 10/09/18, and case code 70577.

Caito Foods, LLC (Retail distribution list)
good & deLISH sante fe style salad with chicken – 11.5-oz. plastic clamshell packages; “ENJOY BY” dates 10/13/18 through 10/21/18 (inclusive).
Santa Fe Style Salad with Chicken – 8.75-oz. plastic clamshell packages; “Sell By” dates 10/13/18 through 10/21/18 (inclusive).
FRESH Garden HIGHWAY SALADS SANTA FE STYLE SALAD WITH CHICKEN – 11.25-oz. plastic clamshell packages; “Best If Sold By” dates 10/12/18 through 10/20/18 (inclusive).
good to go! Chipotle Chicken Bowl – 12-oz. plastic bowl packages; “Sell By” dates 10/11/18 through 10/19/18 (inclusive).
FRESH Garden HIGHWAY Santa Fe Style Salad with Chicken – 8.75-oz. plastic clamshell packages; “Best if Sold By” dates 10/13/18 through 10/21/18 (inclusive).

Envolve Foods (Retail distribution list)
simple truth, Chicken Bibimbap – 22-oz. plastic bags; case code 011110890108; use by/sell by dates 11/2/18 through 3/12/20.
simple truth, Thai Style Green Curry – 22-oz. plastic bags; case code  011110816382; use by/sell by dates 3/13/19 through 1/24/20.
simple truth, Chicken Tikka Masala – 22-oz. plastic bags; case code 011110890092; use by/sell by dates of 3/22/19 through 4/12/19.
CADENCE GOURMET, Steak Fajitas 10-lb. cases; item number SS00024; expiration dates 11/1/2018 through 01/18/19.
CADENCE GOURMET, Tuscan Tomato Basil Chicken & Sausage – 10-lb. cases; item number SS00032; expiration dates 10/20/18 through 01/09/19.
CADENCE GOURMET, Rustic Toasted Tomato Basil Chicken & Vegetables 10-lb. cases; item number SS00047; expiration dates 2/05/19 through 10/12/19.

GH Foods CA, LLC (Retail distribution list)
Santa Fe Style Salad with Chicken – 9.75-oz. clear plastic clamshell packages;  Best If Sold By from 10/17/18 to 10/18/18.
365 BY WHOLE FOODS MARKET BBQ STYLE CHOPPED SALAD WITH CHICKEN 10-oz. clear plastic clamshell packages; Best If Sold By from 10/17/18 to 10/20/18.
BBQ Style Salad Kit with White Chicken – 6-lbs. bagged kit; Use By from 10/17/18 to 10/22/18.
365 BY WHOLE FOODS MARKET CHICKEN FAJITA SALAD 8-oz. clear plastic clamshell packages; Best If Sold By from 10/17/18 to 10/20/18.

GHSE, LLC
“Marketside™ FIESTA SALAD WITH STEAK” – 15.25-oz. clear plastic clamshell packages; use by from 10/17/2018 through 10/20/2018.

GHSW, LLC (Retail Distribution List)
365 BY WHOLE FOODS MARKET BBQ STYLE CHOPPED SALAD WITH CHICKEN – 10-oz. plastic tray packages; “Best if Sold By” 10/18/18 through 10/21/18 (inclusive).
365 BY WHOLE FOODS MARKET CHICKEN FAJITA SALAD – 8-oz. plastic tray packages; “Best if Sold By” 10/18/18 through 10/21/18 (inclusive).
TRADER JOE’S BBQ SEASONED WHITE CHICKEN SALAD – 13-oz. plastic tray packages;   “Best By” 10/18/18, 10/19/18 and 10/20/18.
TRADER JOE’S FIELD FRESH CHOPPED SALAD WITH GRILLED WHITE CHICKEN – 10.7-oz. plastic tray packages; “Best By” 10/18/18, 10/19/18 and 10/20/18.
TRADER JOSÉ’S MEXICALI INSPIRED SALAD WITH CHILI SEASONED CHICKEN – 10.7-oz. plastic tray packages; “Best By” 10/18/18, 10/19/18 and 10/20/18.

Hy-Vee, Inc.
Hy-Vee Bacon Wrapped Cowgirl Chicken Grillers – 8 ounce each; “Best If Used By” Oct. 22, 2018, or sooner; UPC Code 023092600000
Hy-Vee Fire Roasted Tomato, Spinach, Mozzarella Twice Baked Potato – 5 ounce each; “Best If Used By” Oct. 22, 2018, or sooner; UPC Code 023755400000
Hy-Vee Cowgirl Chicken Griller Patty – 6 ounce each; “Best If Used By” Oct. 22, 2018, or sooner; UPC Code 023100200000
Hy-Vee Gourmet Steakhouse Mushroom & Swiss Burger – 6 ounce each; “Best If Used By” Oct. 22, 2018, or sooner; UPC Code 023168400000
Hy-Vee Ground Beef Sliders Mushroom & Swiss – 2 ounce each; “Best If Used By”  Oct. 22, 2018, or sooner; UPC Code 023164300000
Hy-Vee Ground Beef Sliders Mushroom & Swiss – 12 count, 30 ounces; “Best If Used By” Oct. 22, 2018, or sooner; UPC Code 023266600000

Mary’s Harvest Fresh Foods, Inc. (Retail distribution list)
MARY’S HARVEST Southwest Chicken Wrap w/ Rib Meat – 7-oz. clear plastic wrapped packages; “Use By” from 10/15/18 through 10/23/18.
TRADER JOSE’S MEXICALI INSPIRED SALAD WITH CHILI SEASONED CHICKEN – 11-oz. clear plastic clamshell packages; “BEST BY” from 10/15/18 through 10/19/18.

Prime Deli Corporation (Retail distribution list)
7-ELEVEN™ BISTRO SOUTHWEST STYLE SALAD WITH BACON – 11.2-oz. clear plastic clamshell packages; best by “Tuesday 1016”.
7-ELEVEN™ BISTRO SOUTHWEST STYLE SALAD WITH BACON – 9.6-oz. clear plastic clamshell packages; best by “Tuesday 1016”.

Ruiz Food Products, Inc.
Go-Go Taquitos “Beef Taco & Cheese Taquitos” – 4.5-lbs. cardboard cases containing 24-count; case code 86183.
Go-Go Taquitos “Buffalo Style Cooked Glazed Chicken Taquitos” – 4.5-lbs. cardboard cases containing 24-count; case code 86006.
Go-Go Taquitos “Chipotle Chicken Wrapped in A Battered Flour Tortilla” – 4.5-lbs. cardboard cases containing 24-count; case code 86019.

SK Food Group (Retail distribution list)
JENNY CRAIG CHICKEN WRAP WITH BBQ SAUCE – 4.5-oz. plastic packages; lot codes WO0096753S10, WO0097880S10, WO0098216S10, WO0098565S10, WO0098923S10, WO0100691S10, WO0100692S10, WO0101746S10, WO0101861S10, WO0102176S10, WO0102469S10, WO0102758S10, WO0103920S10, WO0104247S10, WO0104353S10, WO0104615S10, WO0104995S10, WO0106312, WO0106312S10, WO0106945S10, WO0107556S10, WO0108694S10, WO0108695S10, WO0096753S02, WO0097880S02, WO0098216S02, WO00982416S02, WO0098565S02, WO0098923S02, WO0100691S02, WO0100692S02 and WO0101746S02.

Taylor Farms Northwest LLC (Retail distribution list)
PORK CARNITAS BOWL 11-oz. clear plastic wrapped bowls; sell by 10/15/18 through 10/19/18.

4 thoughts on “McCain’s contaminated vegetables trigger massive food recalls

    1. That is worked out between the recalling company and the FDA or USDA (depending on jurisdiction). All recalled food is disposed of under government supervision to ensure there is no ‘redirecting’ of potentially hazardous food material.

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