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March 25, 2000

Ball Park Franks Recalled for Listeria Contamination

Philadelphia, PA (SafetyAlerts) - Ball Park Brands has announced the voluntarily recall of approximately 34,500 pounds of hot dogs that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

The products subject to recall are one pound packages of Ball Park Beef Franks and one pound packages of Ball Park Franks that are made with beef, pork, and turkey. The packages bear the code date APR03 EST 12PAB.

Both products were packaged Jan. 25. The hot dogs were distributed to retail establishments and commissaries in Florida, Missouri, New York, Virginia, Ohio, Connecticut, Oklahoma, Delaware, Kansas, Nebraska, Texas, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Massachusetts, and Maryland.

Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) has received no reports of illness directly linked with consumption of this product. Anyone concerned about an illness should contact a physician.

Consumption of food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, an uncommon but potentially fatal disease. Healthy people rarely contract listeriosis. Listeriosis can cause high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness, and nausea. Listeriosis can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths, as well as serious and sometimes fatal infections in those with weak immune systems--infants, the frail or elderly, and persons with chronic disease, with HIV infection, or taking chemotherapy.

Consumers with questions may contact Diane Prindle at (800) 556-9700.

Notice of this product warning was sent via email to SafeMail subscribers March 25, 2000.

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