May 6, 2000
Hahn Recalls "Yorkshire Farms" Brands of Salami and
Westminster, MD (SafetyAlerts) - Hahn Bros., Inc. is
voluntarily recalling approximately 450 pounds of beef bologna and beef salami that may be
contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agricultures
Food Safety and Inspection Service announced today.
The products subject to recall are
"YORKSHIRE FARMS" brands of "ALL NATURAL OLD FASHION DELI STYLE UNCURED
BEEF SALAMI" and "ALL NATURAL OLD FASHION DELI STYLE UNCURED BEEF BOLOGNA"
in eight-ounce packages. The package labels bear "EST. 2000" inside the USDA
seal of inspection and a sell by date of "JUL0300."
The products were packaged April 25 and
distributed to the retail level in New York, Ohio, South Carolina, Kansas, Tennessee,
Indiana, North Carolina, and possibly other states nationwide.
"Because of the potential for foodborne
illness, we urge consumers who have purchased the suspect products not to eat them, but to
return them to the point of purchase," said FSIS administrator Thomas J. Billy.
Consumers and media with questions about the
recall may contact Barbara Brown or Bruce Redmer, Hahns Bros., Inc., at (410)
The problem was discovered through routine FSIS
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.
FSIS has received no reports of illness associated
with consumption of this product. Anyone concerned about an illness should contact a
Consumers with food safety questions can phone the
toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline at 1-800-535-4555. The hotline can be reached from
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday.
Notice of this product warning was sent via email
to SafeMail subscribers May 6, 2000.
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