August 28, 1999
Wholesaler Recalls Over 33,700 Pounds of Contaminated Turkey Franks
WASHINGTON, D.C. (SafetyAlerts)
- The Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) today announced a Class I recall of over 33, 700 pounds of
turkey franks because the product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
The recalled franks were distributed by Foster
Farms of Livingston California to users in California, Texas, Utah, Washington, Nevada and
Oregon. The tem "users" usually refers to wholesale, retail or food
service outlets such as restaurants.
The 5 inch turkey franks were distributed in
ten-pound, bulk-packed cases and carry the following production dates and product codes:
Produced April 21, 1999. Product Code 96889. Each
case is marked immediately under the bar code with 03-9111-(xxxx) xxxx may be any digits,
9111 represents the Julian date.
Foster Farms was notified by a customer that
turkey franks produced on April 21, 1999, were tested and found positive for L.
monocytogenes. The shipment was returned to the establishment on August 20, 1999, and
tested for the firm at a private laboratory. The private laboratory reported the product
positive for L. monocytogenes on August 27, 1999. Foster Farms notified the FSIS
Inspector-in-Charge and the Emergency Response Division, FSIS, on August 27, 1999.
No press release was issued by the company. The
firm has notified its customers verbally and will follow-up with letters.
For further information interested individuals can
call Foster Farms Corporate Representatives Micheal Fineman and Heidi White at (415)
777-6933 or Randi Boyce and John Bartelme, (209) 394-7901
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