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December 23, 1998
Updated February 2, 1998

Recall Notification Report

Product(s) Recalled: (UPDATED INFORMATION)
Hot dogs and other packaged meats labeled with EST. P-261 or 6911 for Ball Park, Bil Mar, Bryan Bunsize and Bryan 3-lb. Club Pack hot dogs, Grillmaster, Hygrade, Mr. Turkey, Sara Lee Deli Meat, Sara Lee Home Roast brands, Gordon Food Service (GFS), Monarch, and Allen's Pride retail brands. Also recalled are various food service product brands labeled with Est. P-261 or 6911. (UPDATED INFORMATION)
See press release for additional information
Identifying Codes: All "sell by" dates before Feb. 25, 1999
Problem/Reason for Recall: Listeria monocytogenes
How/When Discovered: CDC is studying whether some of these products might contain Listeria monocytogenes associated with 37 cases of Listeriosis.
Federal Establishment: Bil Mar Foods, Zeeland, MI
Corporate Contact: Theresa Helevsen, (312) 558-8489
Quantity Recalled: Not determined at present
Distribution: Nationwide
Recall Classification: Class I
Recall Notification Level: To consumer level
Press Release: Company issued a press release
Direct Notification Means: Telephone, Fax Letters
FSIS Followup Activities: Effectiveness checks
Other Agencies Involved: None
FSIS Contacts:
  • Compliance/Recall Coordinator: 202-418-8872
  • Emergency Response: 202-501-7521
  • Media Inquiries: 202-720-3897
  • Congressional Inquiries: 202-720-3897
  • Consumer Inquiries: 1-800-535-4555
Date of Recall Meeting: December 22, 1998
Recall Case Number: EP-044-98



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.