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Posted: July 31st, 2007 - 1:06pm by Doug PowellThe Miami Herald is reporting that Timothy DeLong, president of Atlantis Foods, a Palm Beach County company that called food safety its No. 1 priority, was cited as pleading guilty to selling chicken, seafood and cheese products contaminated with a bacteria that may cause serious gastrointestinal infection, acknowledging that his company failed to notify clients that six shipments of food in 2003 were tainted with Listeria monocytogenes.
The story says that according to the two-count information charging DeLong, he failed to initiate a product recall or to tell customers that his Lantana-headquartered company shipped products before receiving the results of outside or in-house testing for safety.
On six occasions, an outside laboratory found Listeria monocytogenes in Maine lobster dip, salmon cream cheese and salmon spread, chicken salad and crab stuffing. But the government document said DeLong sold $50,000 of the tainted products.
In its website and in brochures, the company repeatedly pledged its commitment to top food safety standards, stating in one brochure that, "Food safety at its highest level is No. 1 on our priority list."
"Atlantis Foods is a supplier of high quality seafood, seafood salads, fresh soups, dips and spreads in the food industry. Atlantis Foods focuses on quality assurance, continuous improvement and providing maximum value through quality to our customers while expanding consumer identification throughout the United States."