March 20, 1998
Glazier Franks Recalled for Listeria
POTSDAM, NY (SafetyAlerts) - Glazier Packing Co. is recalling
1,440 pounds of its "Glazier Frankfurters" that may be contaminated with Listeria
The correct sell by date for all
5-pound and random weight (approximately 1-pound) packages of the product is "Sell by
4 6" (April 6) and "EST. 880" appears inside the USDA inspection seal on
the product label.
were distributed to small retail stores within about a 75-mile radius of Potsdam and
Malone, N. Y., roughly covering Franklin and St. Lawrence counties.
"Because of the potential
foodborne illness hazard, we urge consumers who have purchased the suspect product to
return it to the place of purchase," said Thomas J. Billy, administrator of USDA's
Food Safety and Inspection Service.
USDA discovered the problem through
its routine monitoring program for Listeria monocytogenes.
Consumption of food contaminated with
Listeria monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, an uncommon but potentially serious
disease. In general, healthy people rarely contract listeriosis. The most common
manifestation of listeriosis is meningitis, which has symptoms of high fever, severe
headache, neck stiffness, and nausea. However, listeriosis can also cause miscarriages and
stillbirths among pregnant women, as well as serious and sometimes fatal infections in
those with weakened immune systems--infants, the frail or elderly, and persons with
chronic disease or HIV infection or taking chemotherapy for cancer.
Consumers with questions about the
recall may 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.
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