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CC Kitchens Announces Recall of Limited Number of Salad and Slaw Kits Containing Leafy Greens Due to Possible Health Risk

June 8, 2017



CC Kitchens


Melissa Wideman


Cincinnati, OH (June 8, 2017) – CC Kitchens is recalling a limited number of salad and slaw kits due to a possible health risk from Listeria. No contamination has been reported to have occurred on any product, nor have any illnesses been reported to date in association with the recall. Rather, the recall was initiated by the processor of certain leafy greens in an abundance of caution due to instances of positive test results for the presence of Listeria being identified by the processor during environmental testing of portions of their facility. Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria monocytogenes can cause miscarriages and stillbirth among pregnant women. The recall is being performed in the coordination with the FDA and USDA. The products being recalled were packaged by CC Kitchens on May 31 through June 5, 2017 and are limited to the following:
Name of ProductUnit SizeSell by DatesUPC
Chef Salad12.6oz (357g)6/5/2017 through 6/10/2017815108020337
Chicken Bacon Cobb Salad13.1oz (371g)6/5/2017 through 6/10/2017815108020351
Chef Side Salad9.4oz (266g)6/5/2017 through 6/10/2017815108021488
Garden Salad11oz (312g)6/5/2017 through 6/10/2017815108020092
Chicken Bacon Cobb Side Salad9.65oz (274g)6/5/2017 through 6/10/2017815108021495
Fiesta Slaw10oz (283g)6/7/2017 through 6/11/2017815108020627
Trail Slaw Kit40oz (1133g)6/7/2017 through 6/11/2017815108025431
Asian Quinoa salad Kit80oz (2268g)6/7/2017 through 6/11/2017815108021556
Beef Ponzu Kit40oz (1133g)6/7/2017 & 6/8/2017815108025417
SouthWest Turkey Salad Kit40oz (1133g)6/8/2017 & 6/10/2017081510802278
The above items were distributed only through Kroger in Ohio, Michigan and West Virginia.
As noted, no illnesses have been reported to date relative to this limited recall, which was a proactive step taken by the processor due to a limited number of positive test results discovered by the company in portions of their facility during internal environmental monitoring during a specific period. Because the products identified for this recall still have remaining shelf life, retailers who received the batches noted above have been contacted and asked to pull all such product from their inventory and shelves, and CC Kitchens is in the process of confirming that its recalled product is being removed from the stream of commerce. Consumers who have any remaining product with these Product Codes and Use by Dates should not consume them, but should instead discard the product. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Retailers and consumers with questions may call CC Kitchens at 866-458-3188, which is open 8:00 am – 5:00 pm ET and you can leave a message after hours.

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