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Products Containing Cilantro Recalled By Orval Kent Food Company, Inc.

Orval Kent is voluntarily recalling 23 products as a precautionary measure because the products may be contaminated with Salmonella the FDA announced today.

The Orval Kent products are being recalled because they contain fresh cilantro produced and distributed by EpicVeg, Inc. of Lompoc, CA. Epic Veg, Inc. issued the notice to recall one lot of cilantro with the UPC code 033383801049 and lot 6127R on November 3, 2010. This lot of cilantro has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella EpicVeg, Inc. distributed the cilantro to Field Fresh Foods, a produce supplier to Orval Kent.

Consumers who have recently purchased the items listed below should not consume this product and should return it to the store of purchase for a full refund or replacement.

Salmonella is a common foodborne pathogen that can cause severe illnesses, including fever, abdominal cramps and diarrhea. While most individuals recover in three to five days without medical intervention, the infection can be life-threatening to young children, the elderly and those with compromised immune systems. Consumers with any of these symptoms should call their physician.

Orval Kent products affected total 43,814 lb. The recalled products were distributed at retail stores nationwide.

Consumer Contact Information:Consumers with questions may contact Orval Kent at 800-544-1246 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Central Standard time. Recall Coordinator Bill Schwartz, email address william.schwartz@orvalkent.com.

There have been no reports of illness to date in connection with the items listed below.

UPC Item Use By7945388187 Bistro 28 Cranberry Mango Pico de Gallo 12/12/2010 BJJIDJ7978185105 CA Pizza Kitchen BBQ Chopped Chicken Salad 11/24/2010 BJJGAG7978191705 CA Pizza Kitchen BBQ Chopped Chicken Salad 11/25/2010 BJJGAH7978185105 CA Pizza Kitchen BBQ Chopped Chicken Salad 11/27/2010 BJJGHG7978185105 CA Pizza Kitchen BBQ Chopped Chicken Salad 12/1/2010 BJJIGE7978191705 CA Pizza Kitchen BBQ Chopped Chicken Salad 12/2/2010 BJJIGD7978191705 CA Pizza Kitchen BBQ Chopped Chicken Salad 12/2/2010 BKKOGD77509663208 Chef Solutions Mexican 5 Layer Dip 12 oz. 12/11/2010 BJJGFG1345435529 Fish House Foods Ceviche 5 lb. 10/30/2010 BJJIAC1345435529 Fish House Foods Ceviche 5 lb. 12/7/2010 BJJIAC1345435800 Fish House Foods Fajita Chicken Salad Kit 1 lb. 1/28/2011 BJJFHD1345435800 Fish House Foods Fajita Chicken Salad Kit 1 lb. 2/4/2011 BJJJEC1345437117 Fish House Foods SW Fajita Bean Salad w Chk 11/21/2010 BJJGAI1345435301 Fry's Krab Ceviche Fry 12 oz. 12/9/2010 BJJHJC1345435574 Orval Kent Chipotle Chicken Pasta Kit 1/2/2011 BJJFHH7945330215 Orval Kent Cilantro Pecan Dip 8 oz. 12/1/2010 BJJHDD36420 Trader Joe's Cilantro Dressing 12 oz 2/9/2011 BJJFFA76986 Trader Joe's Cilantro Pecan Dip 7 oz 11/20/2010 BJJGHC (West Coast Stores Only) 11/24/2010 BJJIH80947 Trader Joe's Spicy Peanut Vinaigrette 12 oz 1/9/2011 BJJFFD

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