September 28, 2001
Payton?s Barbecue Recalls Pork And Corned Beef Barbecue
Veedersburg, Ind. (SafetyAlerts)
- United States Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection
Service, (FSIS) said that Payton?s Barbecue is
recalling fresh and frozen fully-cooked pork and corned beef barbecue
because it may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
This is the first public notice of
recall issued by the FSIS.
Each package label bears ?EST. 7762? inside the USDA seal of
inspection. These products were distributed to retail and institutional
establishments in Illinois and Indiana.
The following products subject to recall were distributed to retail and
1 lb. tubs of ?PAYTON?S BARBECUE SAUCE WITH PORK AND CORNED BEEF,?
4 lb. tubs of ?PAYTON?S ORIGINAL PORK AND CORNED BEEF WITH BARBECUE SAUCE,?
8 lb. tubs of ?PAYTON?S ORIGINAL PORK AND CORNED BEEF WITH BARBECUE SAUCE.?
The following products subject to recall were distributed to institutional
?PAYTON?S BARBECUE SAUCE WITH PORK AND CORNED BEEF? packaged in 20 lb.
cases. Each case contains two-10 lb. bags.
?PAYTON?S ORIGINAL PORK AND CORNED BEEF WITH BARBECUE SAUCE? packaged in 27
lb. cases. Each case contains four-6.75 lb. bags.
?DOG n SUDS BARBECUE SAUCE WITH PORK & CORNED BEEF? packaged in 50 lb.
cases. Each case contains five-10 lb. bags.
?Because of the potential for foodborne illness, we want consumers to be
aware of the recall,? said Margaret O?K. Glavin, FSIS associate
administrator. ?We urge consumers who have purchased these products not to
eat them and return them to the place of purchase. Additionally, diners may
wish to ask if their meal contains the recalled products.?
The problem was discovered through routine FSIS microbiological testing.
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
FSIS has received no reports of illnesses associated with consumption of
this product. Anyone concerned about an illness should contact a physician.