December 4, 2019

Notice of Potentially Contaminated Romaine Lettuce

In response to information provided by the FDA & CDC, Meriwether Godsey, Inc. the provider of dining, food and catering services, is informing via this notice potentially affected clients, customers and consumers that certain romaine lettuce sourced from our vendors may have been adulterated with Escherichia coli (E. coli).

Please see this FDA notice for more information.

Meriwether Godsey removed all such products from its food stocks and supply chain on November 22, but the scope of the potentially adulterated romaine lettuce reaches back beyond current stock levels.

We will not serve these products until the advisory status indicates it is reasonable to do so.

Clients, customers or consumers with non-emergency questions or concerns are encouraged to call Meriwether Godsey at (434) 384-3663 or email purchasing@merig.com.


November 4, 2019

Notice of Recall of Potentially Contaminated Vegetable Products

In response to a voluntary recall from Mann Packing Company, Inc. (Mann Packing), Meriwether Godsey, Inc. the provider of dining, food and catering services, is informing via this notice potentially affected clients, customers and consumers that certain vegetable products ultimately sourced from Mann Packing may have been adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Per Mann Packing, the products have a “Best if Enjoyed By” date of October 11, 2019 to November 16, 2019. Please see this Mann Packing notice as well as this FDA notice for more detailed information on the recall.

Meriwether Godsey has removed all the recalled produce products from its food stocks and supply chain, but the scope of the recall reaches back beyond current stock levels.

According to the USDA: 

  • Consumption of food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, a serious infection that primarily affects older adults, persons with weakened immune systems, and pregnant women and their newborns. Less commonly, persons outside these risk groups are affected.
  • Listeriosis can cause fever, muscle aches, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance and convulsions sometimes preceded by diarrhea or other gastrointestinal symptoms. An invasive infection spreads beyond the gastrointestinal tract. In pregnant women, the infection can cause miscarriages, stillbirths, premature delivery or life-threatening infection of the newborn. In addition, serious and sometimes fatal infections in older adults and persons with weakened immune systems. Listeriosis is treated with antibiotics. 
  • Persons in the higher-risk categories who experience flu-like symptoms within two months after eating contaminated food should seek medical care and tell the health care provider of possibly haven eaten the contaminated food.

Clients, customers or consumers with non-emergency questions or concerns about this recall and/or this notice are encouraged to call Meriwether Godsey at (434) 384-3663 or email purchasing@merig.com.


October 2, 2019

Notice of Recall of Potentially Contaminated Poultry Products

In response to a recall from Tip Top Poultry, Inc. of Rockmart, Georgia, Meriwether Godsey, Inc. the provider of dining, food and catering services, is informing via this notice potentially affected clients, customers and consumers that certain poultry products ultimately sourced from Tip Top Poultry Inc. may have been adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Per the USDA, the frozen cooked, diced or shredded, ready-to-eat chicken products were produced between January 21, 2019 and September 24, 2019. See USDA news release 094-2019 for more detailed information on the recall.

Meriwether Godsey has removed all the recalled chicken products from its food stocks and supply chain, but the scope of the recall reaches back beyond current stock levels.

According to the USDA: 

  • Consumption of food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, a serious infection that primarily affects older adults, persons with weakened immune systems, and pregnant women and their newborns. Less commonly, persons outside these risk groups are affected.
  • Listeriosis can cause fever, muscle aches, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance and convulsions sometimes preceded by diarrhea or other gastrointestinal symptoms. An invasive infection spreads beyond the gastrointestinal tract. In pregnant women, the infection can cause miscarriages, stillbirths, premature delivery or life-threatening infection of the newborn. In addition, serious and sometimes fatal infections in older adults and persons with weakened immune systems. Listeriosis is treated with antibiotics. 
  • Persons in the higher-risk categories who experience flu-like symptoms within two months after eating contaminated food should seek medical care and tell the health care provider of possibly haven eaten the contaminated food.

Clients, customers or consumers with non-emergency questions or concerns about this recall and/or this notice are encouraged to call Meriwether Godsey at (434) 384-3663 or email recalls@merig.com.

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Testimonials

Testimonials

The food is just incredible! I really mean it…I hope you know that I am not just saying this. It’s so colorful, fresh, and delicious…so special every day!”

Faculty Member 
Faculty Member

Just a note to say thank you for all of the delicious food you and your staff serve each day. I never knew kale could taste so good!

Administrator 
Administrator

Outstanding food, outstanding service, outstanding people. I brag about MG to my peers at other schools, and even to my friends and family!

Administrator 
Administrator

Thank you so much for all the gluten-free options this year! All of your staff have been so helpful. They make a point to come up to me at meals and let me know what options you have for that meal. Salads are great, but sometimes a warm meal is just what you need!

Faculty Member 
Faculty Member

Thanks for all of the good work you and your team did to ensure that last night’s welcome gathering for new faculty went off without a hitch. I’m so grateful for Team MG working so hard to make sure things are done the right way.

Head of School 
Head of School

It’s an understatement to say we were surprised by the excellent quality of the food. We could not recall having a better tuna dish, even at the four-star resturants we frequent in Raleigh. Duke Integrative is a special place.

Guest 
Guest

Many times I find a favorite thing out of the many items served during lunch, and although the featured spinach and fruit salad was visually stunning; the SHOUT OUT winner of the day hands down was the very delicious unassuming Vegetarian Pinto Beans!!! The onions were glistening and the peppers served as a complimentary color to the two different shades of beans…I have one regret and that is I didn’t think to take a picture!

Administrator 
Administrator

Thank you for making pimento cheese today! It not only is divine, but also hit the spot. I now regret wasting 62.5 years of life on this planet in which I did not eat this heavenly mix. As I explore different recipes in my home kitchen I will try my best to live up to the standard demonstrated by what I had today.

Faculty Member 
Faculty Member

Everything was wonderful…as usual! The food was scrumptious…and the weather was gorgeous!

Conference Client 
Conference Client

I would not change a thing! Your staff was not only professional, but warm and caring. They truly set the tone for a memorable night. The food was delicious…our family and friends left with hearts and bellies full!

Catering Client 
Catering Client

I just wanted to thank you so much for all the delicious food at Duke. Your food was such a happy and positive experience and it made the days there so much more enjoyable to eat healthy, but tasty, great food.

Client 
Client

Thanks for the delicious soup and the new harvest salad – and thanks for removing half the calories out of the Farm Basket brownie…haha.

Resident 
Resident

THANK YOU for your help today with the open house! Our visiting families raved about the personalized environment. We had a student tell us that Guilford went from his 3rd to 1st choice!

Administrator 
Administrator

Thank you for all of your hard work on the meals and breaks for the Alumnae Board. The food was outstanding; everyone raved about each meal. Favorites included the grits on Saturday morning and the butternut squash soup on Sunday. YUM!!!

Administrator 
Administrator

The amazing characteristic is that, on a day by day basis, you give us nutritious, varied, interesting, delicious food…not just something special for company. Please know how much you are appreciated and loved by this community.

Conference Administrator 
Conference Administrator