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TO: DDS Regional Directors, STS Director, CTH Coordinators, Private Providers, CO Quality Management Personnel
FROM: Daniel A. Micari, Director, Quality Management Services
DATE: May 5, 2008
RE: FDA Reports a Food Recall.  Warns of Listeria monocytogenes Risk with Certain Meat and Poultry Products

SAFETY ALERT

This Safety Alert is to advise of a potential health hazard related to the consumption of certain Meat and poultry products.  Gourmet Boutique, L.L.C., a Jamaica, N.Y., firm, is voluntarily recalling approximately 286,320 pounds of fresh and frozen meat and poultry products that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

See the attached file provided by the Food and Drug Administration.
Please ensure those responsible for food shopping and preparation are aware of this safety alert.  Also review your food stores to determine whether or not the identified products are present.  If the identified products are present, address appropriately.