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December 5, 2001

Utah Firm Recalls Luncheon Meats For Possible Listeria Contamination

Salt Lake City, UT (SafetyAlerts) - United States Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service, (FSIS) said that Shelton’s Majestic Meat Co. has recalled approximately 45 pounds of luncheon meats that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

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

The products subject to recall are:


These luncheon meats were produced on Nov. 28, and packed in various sized packages. Each package bears "EST. 19915" inside the USDA seal of inspection.

The products were distributed to a sandwich shop in Salt Lake City, Utah.

"Because of the potential for foodborne illness, we want consumers to be aware of the recall," said Margaret O’K. Glavin, FSIS acting administrator.

The problem was discovered through routine FSIS microbiological sampling.

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 and consumers with questions about the recall may contact Shel Burt, company owner, at (801) 486-4904.

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, and recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day

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