Massachusetts-based company Sid Wainer & Son, Incorporated, announced on July 14 a recall on 137 lbs. of smoked duck breasts. The recalled smoked product is said to have possible Salmonella contamination.
The recall was made two days after the Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) conducted a routine testing of the products. The sample was found to be containing the Salmonella bacteria. The batch from which the sample was taken has already been put on hold. Palmex, Inc. has also announced a separate recall for this product.
The recalled ready-to-eat smoked duck breast has been imported from Canada. These smoked duck breasts are made by Charcuterie Parisienne of Canada and distributed by Sid Wainer and Palmex in the United States.
Each shipping container has six individual packs of the product. Each pack of duck breast weighs approximately 0.66 lbs. Each pack also has a “Canada 377” printed on it. The lot code number indicated is 111217 and the package code indicated is 11JN20. The ‘best-before’ date indicated is 11DE17. The smoked duck breasts were packed on June 20. The products were distributed to different retail establishments in Illinois, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania.
Salmonella is a dangerous bacterium that can cause serious health emergencies. Common symptoms of food poisoning by these bacteria include high fever, bloody diarrhea and vomiting.
For questions regarding this recall, consumers can call 508-999-6408 and ask for Tom Furtado.