January 16, 2002
Texas Establishment Recalls Beef And Pork
Pleak, Texas (SafetyAlerts)
- United States Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection
Service, (FSIS) said that S&D Holmes Smokehouse, Inc.
approximately 2,500 pounds of fresh beef and pork sausage products that may
be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
The products subject to recall are 28-ounce packages of "TASTE OF TEXAS
HOLMES SMOKEHOUSE PECAN SMOKED SAUSAGE." Each package bears a sticker on the
back containing the sell-by date "MAR 04 2002" or "MAR 05 2002" and the
batch number "366." The packages also bear the establishment code "EST.
21560" located inside the USDA seal of inspection.
These products were produced on Jan. 2 and distributed to retail stores in
"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 them, but return them to the point of
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.
Consumers with questions about the recall may contact Debie Frewin, office
manager, S&D Holmes Smokehouse Inc., at (281) 342-3749. Media with questions
about the recall may contact Rodney Roth, president, S&D Holmes Smokehouse
Inc., at (281) 342-3749.
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