March 25, 2000Ball Park Franks Recalled for
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,
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