Macaroni salad recalled in ten states due to E. coli contamination

May 29, 2008

Orval Kent Foods is voluntarily recalling approximately 23,000 pounds of Amish Macaroni Salad that may pose a health risk.

This voluntary action is being taken in response to the results of a test conducted on a single package of Amish Macaroni Salad by the Ohio Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Food Safety, for E. coli O157:H7.

Included in this recall is Amish Macaroni Salad with the following UPC codes and associated Use By dates:

UPC 7945368281 Orval Kent Amish Macaroni Salad, 5 pound container, Use By 6/12/08
UPC 7347468281 Yoder’s Amish Macaroni Salad, 1 pound container, Use By 6/7/08
UPC 7347401045 Yoder’s Amish Macaroni Salad, 2 pound container, Use by 6/7/08
UPC 7347488729 Yoder’s Amish Macaroni Salad, 5 pound container, Use By 6/7/08

This specific product was shipped to customers who have distribution to retail and food service establishments in the following areas: Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.

E. coli O157:H7 causes a diarrheal illness often with bloody stools. Some people can develop a form of kidney failure that can lead to serious kidney damage and even death. Young children, the elderly and those with weak immune systems are most susceptible to foodborne illnesses.

Consumers are urged to return all un-opened containers to their place of purchase for a full refund.

Consumers with any questions may contact Orval Kent at 1-800-544-1246.

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