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November 1, 2001

Alabama Firm Recalls Luncheon Meat

Selma, AL  (SafetyAlerts) - United States Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service, (FSIS) said that R.L. Zeigler, Co., Inc. is recalling approximately
189,000 pounds of luncheon meat that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

This is the first public notice of this Class I recall issued by the  FSIS.

The following Zeigler brand products are subject to recall. Each package bears "EST. 9156S" inside the USDA seal of inspection. These products were distributed to retail and wholesale establishments in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, and Tennessee.

"ZEIGLER sliced Black Peppered Ham with natural juices" in 12 oz. packages labeled "SELL BY NOV 2" through "SELL BY DEC 2," "ZEIGLER sliced Liver Cheese Wrapped in Pork Fat" in 12 oz. packages labeled "SELL BY OCT 29" through "SELL BY DEC 9," "ZEIGLER sliced Red Peppered Ham with natural juices" in 12 oz. packages labeled "SELL BY OCT 28" through "SELL BY DEC 15," "ZEIGLER sliced Spiced Luncheon Loaf" in 12 oz. packages labeled "SELL BY NOV 2" through "SELL BY DEC 14," "ZEIGLER sliced Glazed Cooked Ham with natural juices" in 4 oz. packages labeled "SELL BY NOV 15" through "SELL BY NOV 30," "ZEIGLER sliced Black Peppered Ham with natural juices" in 4 oz. packages labeled "SELL BY OCT 29" through "SELL BY DEC 16," "ZEIGLER sliced Chopped Ham with natural juices" in 4 oz. packages labeled "SELL BY OCT 29" through "SELL BY DEC 17," "ZEIGLER sliced Cooked Ham with natural juices" in 4 oz. packages labeled "SELL BY OCT 29" through "SELL BY DEC 14," "ZEIGLER sliced Ham & Cheese Loaf" in 4 oz. packages labeled "SELL BY OCT 28" through "SELL BY DEC 16," "ZEIGLER sliced Red Peppered Ham with natural juices" in 4 oz. packages labeled "SELL BY NOV 4" through "SELL BY DEC 13," "ZEIGLER sliced Bologna" in 6 oz. packages labeled "SELL BY NOV 8" through "SELL BY DEC 9," "ZEIGLER sliced Liver Cheese Wrapped in Pork Fat" in 6 oz. packages labeled "SELL BY OCT 27" through "SELL BY DEC 16," "ZEIGLER sliced Olive Loaf" in 6 oz. packages labeled "SELL BY OCT 17" through "SELL BY NOV 27," "ZEIGLER sliced Pickle Loaf" in 6 oz. packages labeled "SELL BY OCT 17" through "SELL BY DEC 6,"
"ZEIGLER sliced Country Brand Souse" in 6 oz. packages labeled "SELL BY OCT 27" through "SELL BY DEC 16," and "ZEIGLER sliced Spiced Luncheon Loaf" in 6 oz. packages labeled "SELL BY NOV 3" through "SELL BY DEC 15."
The following Zeigler brand products are subject to recall. Each package bears "EST. 9156S" inside the USDA seal of inspection. These products were distributed to retail and wholesale establishments in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, and Tennessee. These products were also distributed to Department of Defense commissaries in Alabama, Florida and Mississippi.

"ZEIGLER sliced Chopped Ham with natural juices" in 12 oz. packages labeled "SELL BY NOV 2" through "SELL BY DEC 2," "ZEIGLER sliced Cooked Ham with natural juices" in 12 oz. packages labeled "SELL BY OCT 27" through "SELL BY DEC 9," and "ZEIGLER sliced Country Brand Souse" in 12 oz. packages labeled
"SELL BY OCT 27" through "SELL BY DEC 16." The following Elm Hill brand products are subject to recall. Each package bears "EST. 9156S" inside the USDA seal of inspection. These products were distributed to retail and wholesale establishments in Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Virginia.

"ELM HILL BOLOGNA" in 12 oz. packages labeled "SELL BY OCT 28" through "SELL BY DEC 15," "ELM HILL BOLOGNA" in 6 oz. packages labeled "SELL BY NOV 3" through "SELL BY DEC 15," "ELM HILL HOT SOUSE" in 6 oz. packages labeled "SELL BY OCT 27" through "SELL BY DEC 13," "ELM HILL LIVER CHEESE Wrapped in Pork Fat" in 6 oz. packages labeled "SELL BY OCT 27" through "SELL BY DEC 15," "ELM HILL OLIVE LOAF" in 6 oz. packages labeled "SELL BY NOV 2" through "SELL BY DEC 15," "ELM HILL P&P LOAF" in 6 oz. packages labeled "SELL BY NOV 2" through "SELL BY DEC 15," "ELM HILL COTTO SALAMI" in 6 oz. packages labeled "SELL BY OCT 28" through "SELL BY DEC 8," "ELM HILL SOUSE" in 6 oz. packages labeled "SELL BY NOV 2" through "SELL BY DEC 6," and "ELM HILL LUNCHEON LOAF" in 6 oz. packages labeled "SELL BY NOV 2" through "SELL BY DEC 6."
The following Frosty Morn brand products are subject to recall. Each package bears "P-9156S" inside the USDA seal of inspection. These products were distributed to retail and wholesale establishments in Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Virginia.

"FROSTY MORN BOLOGNA MADE WITH CHICKEN AND PORK" in 8 oz. packages labeled "SELL BY NOV 25" through "SELL BY DEC 15," and "FROSTY MORN P&P LOAF MADE WITH CHICKEN AND PORK" in 8 oz. packages labeled "SELL BY OCT 28" through "SELL BY DEC 8."
The following Lay’s brand products are subject to recall. Each package bears "EST. 9156S" inside the USDA seal of inspection. These products were distributed to retail and wholesale establishments in Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia.

"Lay’s SLICED BOLOGNA" in 5 oz. packages labeled "SELL BY OCT 28," "SELL BY NOV 4," or "SELL BY DEC 16," "Lay’s SLICED CHOPPED HAM WITH NATURAL JUICES" in 5 oz. packages labeled "SELL BY NOV 12" or "SELL BY NOV 25," "Lay’s SLICED COOKED HAM WITH NATURAL JUICES" in 5 oz. packages labeled "SELL BY OCT 28," "SELL BY NOV 4," "SELL BY NOV 12," or "SELL BY DEC 16," "Lay’s SLICED HAM & CHEESE LOAF" in 5 oz. packages labeled "SELL BY OCT 28," "SELL BY NOV 4" or "SELL BY DEC 16," "Lay’s SLICED PICKLE LOAF" in 5 oz. packages labeled "SELL BY NOV 25," and "Lay’s SLICED RED PEPPERED HAM WITH NATURAL JUICES" in 5 oz. packages labeled "SELL BY OCT 28," "SELL BY NOV 4" or "SELL BY DEC 16." "We urge consumers to check their refrigerators and freezers," said Margaret O’K. Glavin, acting FSIS administrator. "If they find any of the products listed above, consumers should not eat it, but return it to the point of purchase."

The problem was discovered when R.L. Zeigler notified FSIS of a microbiological sample that tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes.

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 illnesses associated with
consumption of this product. Anyone concerned about an illness should contact a physician.

Media with questions about the recall may contact George Baker, company vice president of operations, at (334) 874-9041. Consumers with questions about the recall may contact Ken Fitzgerald, company controller, at (800) 392-6328
.

 
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