Approximately 77,688 pounds of El Torito Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad Kits have been recalled because the dressing contains cilantro which may be contaminated with salmonella. The cilantro used in the creation of the dressing was recalled by Fresco Green Farms earlier this week after a routine sample collected by the USDA tested positive for salmonella.
The products affected by the recall are listed below:
- 36-oz. trays of “El Torito Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad Kit.”
- 18-lb. cases that contain eight (8) 36-oz. trays of “EL TORITO Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad Kit.”
These products bear the establishment number ”P-4140″ inside the USDA mark of inspection. The cases feature sell by dates of ”08/23/12,” “08/30/12,” “09/06/12,” or “09/14/12″ while the trays bear the same dates but in the following format: ”082312,” “083012,” “090612,” or “091412.” Each case is also bears an identifying number of ”24203.”
The caesar salad kits were produced between July 23, 2012 and August 6, 2012. They were distributed to establishments in California but may have made their way to other states as well.
Symptoms of salmonella include diarrhea, abdominal cramps and fever within 12 to 72 hours after consumption of contaminated food.
Consumers with questions or concerns regarding the recall can call the company’s President Michael Siegmund at (323) 282-2700.
Official Press Release: FSIS.usda.gov