FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August 16, 2012 – Pure Hothouse Foods Inc. is voluntarily recalling a total of 1402 cases and 8,412 individually distributed units of fresh cut grilling trays, as listed below, with the Sell by dates of August 11th, 2012 through August 26, 2012 because they contain whole or sliced mushrooms which may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that can cause serious or life-threatening food borne illness in a person who eats a food item contaminated with it. Symptoms of infection may include fever, muscle aches, gastro intestinal symptoms such as nausea or diarrhea. The illness primarily impacts pregnant women and adults with weakened immune systems. Most healthy adults and children rarely become seriously ill.
The voluntary recalled products were produced and distributed from Pure Hothouse Foods Inc. in Leamington, Ontario, Canada to retailers in the following states: Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and Kentucky.
This voluntary recall notification is being issued due to finding Listeria monocytogenes in finished product that contained mushrooms. Pure Hothouse Foods Inc. is coordinating closely with regulatory officials.
No illnesses have been reported in association with this voluntary recall.
Pure Hothouse Foods Inc. customer service representatives have already contacted all customers impacted and are in the process of confirming that the recalled products are not in the stream of commerce. Consumers with questions may contact Pure Hothouse Foods Inc. directly at 1-866-326-8444 M-F 8am-5pm. (Eastern Standard Time)
|Product Description||Use by Date||UPC Code|
|Meijer Brand “Grillers Mushroom with Rosemary”||August 11th – August 26th 2012||7-08820-85464-2|
|Meijer Brand “Grillers Steak Topper”||August 11th – August 26th 2012||7-08820-85468-0|
|Meijer Brand “Grillers Asparagus Blend”||August 11th – August 26th 2012||7-08820-85353-9|
Only the specific products identified in the list above are included in this precautionary voluntary recall. Retailers should check their inventories and store shelves to confirm that none of the product is present or available for purchase by consumers or in warehouse inventories.
Consumers who may have purchased any of the above item(s) are asked to record the Sell by date and/or UPC code number, immediately dispose of the product in its entirety, and contact Pure Hothouse Foods Inc. toll-free at 1-866-326-8444, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Eastern Time) to obtain a full refund. Please visit our website at www.pure-flavor.com for a copy of the release.