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Recall Notification Report 033-98
September 28, 1998/Updated October 8, 1998

Recall Notification Report

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
FOOD SAFETY AND INSPECTION SERVICE

Product(s) Recalled: Various beef, pork, and poultry products from 3 production lines in one facility
Production Dates: August 7, 1998, to October 7, 1998
Problem/Reason for Recall: Salmonella contamination
How/When Discovered: Hold-and-test procedure followed positive test results from 8/7/98 & 9/15/98 production. Recall initiated on 9/28/98. Two additional samples tested positive for Salmonella on 10/6/98 prompting expansion of recall to all products from 3 production lines.
Federal Establishment: Est. number 703A / P7489, Zartic, Inc., Cedartown, Ga.
Corporate Contact: Robert K. Naegel 1-800-241-0516
Quantity Recalled: About 2,000,000 lbs.
Distribution: Distributed to institutional users in 34 states: Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin, and West Virginia.
Recall Classification: Class 1
Recall Notification Level: To User Level
Press Release: None: no consumer-ready packages or direct consumer distribution
Direct Notification Means: Company contacting customers by fax and telephone
FSIS Followup Activities: Effectiveness checks; followup testing; monitoring corrective actions
Other Agencies Involved: FDA
FSIS Contacts:
  • Compliance/Recall Coordinator: 202-418-8872
  • Emergency Response: 202-501-7521
  • Media Inquiries: 202-720-9113
  • Congressional Inquiries: 202-720-3897
  • Consumer Inquiries: 1-800-535-4555
Date of Recall Meeting: September 28, 1998 & October 7, 1998
Recall Case Number: EP 033-98