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This is a secondary recall as a result of the latest New Era expanded recall. From the information provided by FDA, the recalled product was distributed in the State of Indiana. The recalled product was sold through Kroger's Deli Counters in Indiana. Please conduct checks during your routine visits and phone calls may be made to establishments to increase awareness of this recall in your jurisdiction. In addition, if any recalled product is found, please notify Dan Gala at this office at 317-233-7360.
Cincinnati, Ohio, January 21, 2008 – Inter-American Products, a division of The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR), today announced a voluntary recall on all codes of Deli Chef Tri-Bean Salad sold from store deli counters in some states because the product has the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium which can cause a potentially life threatening condition called botulism. Consumers should not consume this product even if it does not look or smell spoiled.
The Tri-Bean Salad was sold at deli counters in stores in Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, New Mexico, Utah, Washington, West Virginia, and Wyoming.
The green beans in the Tri-Bean Salad were processed by the New Era Canning Company, which has announced a recall of the beans. The text of the New Era Canning Company Recall can be found on the FDA website at this location: http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/newera201_08.html.
No illnesses have been reported. No other salad products are affected by this recall.
Customers are encouraged to dispose of the product and should contact the store where the product was purchased to receive a refund.
Consumers with questions or concerns may call Inter-American Products