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Jan. 28, 1999

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Thorn Apple Valley Listeria Recall - Update and Amended List

WASHINGTON, DC (SafetyAlerts) - The Food Safety and Inspection Service announced today that Thorn Apple Valley, a Forrest City, Arkansas meat processing plant, has provided an amended list of products voluntarily recalled on January 22 that may contain Listeria monocytogenes. All meat and poultry products bearing "EST 13529" or "P-13529" are subject to recall and a list of specific products is attached.

According to Thorn Apple Valley, about 30 million pounds of meat, produced from July 1998 to December 1998, is subject to recall. Products were distributed nationwide and were shipped to foreign countries including Russia and South Korea.

Frankfurters/Hot Dogs

  • Always Save Frank 12 oz
  • Best Choice Beef Hot Dogs 1 lb
  • Best Choice Meat Hot Dogs 1 lb
  • Big-Uns Franks 1 lb
  • Borman Franks 2 lb
  • Carter's Hot Dogs 1 lb
  • Colonial Beef Franks 1 lb
  • Colonial Mild Franks 1 lb
  • Corn King Beef Franks 12 oz
  • Corn King 1 lb
  • Corn King Franks 12 oz
  • Corn King Franks 1 lb
  • Corn King Franks Red 12 oz
  • Fair Grounds Beef Franks 16 oz
  • Fair Grounds Franks 12 oz
  • Fair Grounds Franks 16 oz
  • Flavor King Franks 1 lb
  • Generic #2 Franks
  • Generic #2 Franks 16 oz
  • Generic 2.5 inch Mini Frank
  • Gunnoe's Frank 12 oz
  • Hannaford Beef Franks 1 lb
  • Hannaford Franks 1 lb
  • Hannaford Franks 12 oz
  • Hannaford Franks Low Sodium 1 lb
  • Hannaford Wieners 1 lb
  • Herrud Franks 16 lb
  • Iowa Gold Hot Dogs 16 oz
  • Nepco Franks 1 lb
  • Piggly Wiggly Franks 1 lb
  • Piggly Wiggly Hot Dog Red 12 oz
  • Schnucks Beef Franks 1 lb
  • Schnucks Franks 1 lb
  • Spartan Beef Franks 1 lb
  • Spartan Franks 2 lb
  • Spartan Franks 1 lb
  • Thorn Apple Valley Franks 1 lb
  • Tops Beef Franks 1 lb
  • Tops Franks 1 lb
  • Wilson Beef Franks 16 oz
  • Wilson Beef Franks 12 oz
  • Wilson Farms Franks 1 lb
  • Wilson Franks 1 lb
  • Wilson Franks 12 oz
  • Winn Dixie Red Franks 12 oz
  • Winn Dixie Regular Franks 12 oz

Lunch Combinations

  • Best Choice Bologna w/American 4 oz
  • HyVee Bologna w/American 4 oz
  • HyVee Turkey Breast w/Cheddar 4 oz
  • Iowa Gold Bologna w/American 4 oz
  • Iowa Gold Cooked Ham w/Swiss 4
  • Iowa Gold Turkey Breast/Cheddar 4 oz
  • Kroger Bologna w/American 4 oz
  • Kroger Cooked Ham w/Swiss 4 oz
  • Kroger Turkey Breast w/Cheddar 4 oz
  • Lady Lee Bologna w/American 4 oz
  • Lady Lee Cooked Ham w/Swiss 4 oz
  • Lady Lee Turkey Breast w/Cheddar 4 oz
  • Lady Lee Turkey Ham w/American 4 oz
  • Safeway Bologna w/American 4 oz
  • Safeway Cooked Ham w/Swiss 4 oz
  • Safeway Turkey Breast w/Cheddar 4 oz
  • Save A Lot Cooked Ham w/Swiss 4 oz
  • Save A Lot Turkey Breast/Cheddar 4 oz
  • Schnucks Bologna w/American 4 oz
  • Smart Selections Bologna w/American 4 oz
  • Smart Selections Cooked Ham w/Swiss 4 oz
  • Smart Selections Turkey Breast with Cheddar 4 oz
  • Smart Selections Turkey Ham with American 4 oz

"Because of the potential of foodborne illness, we urge consumers to immediately check their refrigerators and freezers. If they find products from this establishment, consumers should not eat them and return them to the point of purchase," said Thomas Billy, administrator of USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service.

Consumption of food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, an uncommon but potentially fatal disease. Healthy people rarely contract listeriosis. However, listeriosis can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. The most common manifestation of Listeriosis is meningitis, which has symptoms of high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness, and nausea, as well as serious and sometimes fatal infections in those with weakened immune systems--infants, the frail or elderly, and persons with chronic disease, HIV infection, or persons taking chemotherapy for cancer.

Anyone concerned about an illness should contact a physician immediately.

Consumers with questions about the recall may also contact Thorn Apple Valley at 1-800-839-2427.

 

The information contained herein has been obtained from sources that the Company believes to be reliable, however, the Company has not independently verified or confirmed the information and the recipient acknowledges that no representations or warranties are being made in connection with the use of the information.