The following information has been received by our office from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 4, 2007
COMPANY CONTACT: ADRIENNE PEDDLE
PHONE NUMBER: 905.669.5353 X.221
AULCORP FOOD MARKETERS INC. of TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA is recalling Archer Farms FOUR CHEESE RISOTTO flavor, 6 oz., with “Best If Used By 16JUL2008AA”, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.
No illnesses have been reported to date.
ARCHER FARMS FOUR CHEESE RISOTTO, Code “Best If Used By 16JUL2008AA” was sold nationwide through Target stores. The Archer Farms Four Cheese Risotto flavor has been pulled from Target stores while the FDA and Aulcorp Food Marketers Inc. continue their investigation as to the source of the contamination.
The ARCHER FARMS FOUR CHEESE RISOTTO is packaged in a 6 oz. (170g) Paperboard Box with a mustard yellow banner which identifies this item as the Four Cheese flavor.
The Salmonella contamination was noted after random testing by the US Food and Drug Association.
Consumers who have purchased the 6 oz.(170 g) packages of ARCHER FARMS FOUR CHEESE RISOTTO, Code “Best If Used By 16JUL2008AA”, are urged to return the item to the nearest Target store for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Target Guest Relations at 1-800-440-0680.
AULCORP FOOD MARKETERS INC.
668 MILLWAY AVENUE, SUITE 11
VAUGHAN, ONTARIO, CANADA, L4K 3V2
This product may have been distributed in your area. Please spot-check stores for effectiveness of the recall. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact this office at 317/233-7360.