RaceTrac Drops Food Manufacturer After Recall

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RaceTrac Drops Food Manufacturer After Recall


ATLANTA -- Following a recent voluntary recall by Flying Food Group, RaceTrac Petroleum reported that it has severed its relationship with the food manufacturer both in Georgia and Florida.

According to a report by the Loganville-Grayson Patch, the convenience store chain preemptively removed all products prepared and provided by Flying Food Group from its 65 Georgia stores on Nov. 26 after its independent testing revealed a potential food safety issue at the supplier's Lawrenceville facility. RaceTrac immediately notified state and federal authorities of its findings and fully participated in their investigations.

"RaceTrac considers the safety of our guests and in-store team members to be extremely important," a company spokesperson said in a statement to the news outlet.

On Dec. 3, Flying Food Group officially announced a voluntary recall of the following Food and Drug Administration-regulated food items: Chicken Quarter Pounder; Chicken Quarter Pounder with Tomatoes; Ham Quarter Pounder; Ham Quarter Pounder with Tomatoes; and American Sub.

All the items had an expiration date of Nov. 30, 2011, and were distributed in Georgia only. No illnesses have been reported at this time, the Patch report noted.

In its statement to the news outlet, RaceTrac also said, "As a result of our earlier actions, none of the products produced in the impacted facility are available in our Georgia stores. We have since severed our relationship with Flying Food Group both in Georgia and Florida. We will continue to respond quickly and effectively to all threats to the health and safety of our valued guests and to ensure that all of our suppliers continue to meet our high standards."