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November 4, 2002

New Jersey Firm Has Recalled Poultry Products

Camden, N.J. (SafetyAlerts) - Jack Lambersky Poultry Company Inc., doing business as J.L. Foods Company Inc. is recalling approximately 200,000 pounds of fresh and frozen, ready-to-eat poultry products, mostly turkey and chicken breasts, that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced. The products, which are listed below, were distributed to retail stores and institutions nationwide.

FSIS and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have been conducting an ongoing investigation into the cause of the outbreak of listeriosis that has sickened 50 people and resulted in seven deaths in eight Northeastern states. Their efforts have revealed that some ready-to-eat poultry products from Jack Lambersky Poultry Company Inc., produced between June 27 and July 3 were contaminated with a strain of Listeria monocytogenes that is indistinguishable from that of the outbreak victims. In addition to the recall, the establishment has voluntarily suspended operations, pending the results of additional testing.

"Public health is our top priority," said Dr. Garry L. McKee, FSIS administrator. "Consumers should check their refrigerators and freezers for products involved in this recall and return them to the point of purchase."

"I commend the work of the investigative teams from FSIS and the CDC for their ongoing aggressive investigation," said Dr. Elsa Murano, undersecretary for food safety. "Their combined efforts have been and continue to be a critical partnership in determining the cause of the outbreak."

Consumption of food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, an uncommon but potentially fatal disease. Healthy people rarely contract listeriosis. Listeriosis can cause high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness and nausea. Listeriosis can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths, as well as serious and sometimes fatal infections in infants, seniors and those with compromised immune systems.

Consumers and media with questions about the recall may contact Kenneth Martin, general manager, at (800) 881-3250.

Consumers with other food safety questions can phone the toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline at 1-800-535-4555. The hotline is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time), Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day
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"Hatfield, La Petite Poulet DELI IMPERIAL OVEN ROASTED TURKEY BREAST WITH BROTH" bearing product code "18906"
"Hatfield Our Premium Turkey Breast Browned With Vegetable Oil Ready to Serve DELI CHOICE 99% Fat Free" bearing product code "36719"
"Hatfield Honey Roasted Breast of Turkey Braised With Vegetable Oil Ready to Serve DELI CHOICE," bearing product code "36720"
"Hatfield Cajun Style Breast of Turkey Natural Smoke Flavoring Added • Ready to Serve DELI CHOICE 99% Fat Free" bearing product code "36723"
"Hatfield Hickory Smoked Breast of Turkey Hickory Smoke Flavor Added Ready to Serve DELI CHOICE 99% Fat Free" bearing product code "36724"
"Hatfield Black Pepper Breast of Turkey Rubbed with Black Pepper Braised with Vegetable Oil Ready to Serve DELI CHOICE 99% Fat Free" bearing product code "36725"
"Hatfield Turkey Breast 99% Fat Free • Ready to Serve" bearing product code "37028"
"Hatfield Turkey Breast Braised with Vegetable Oil 99% Fat Free • Ready to Serve" bearing product code "37021"
"La Petit Poulet Breast of TURKEY PAN OVEN ROASTED SUN DRIED TOMATO 99% FAT FREE READY TO SERVE" bearing product code "100300"
"La Petit Poulet Breast of TURKEY OVEN GOLDEN ROASTED HOMESTYLE 99% FAT FREE READY TO SERVE" bearing product code "105000"
"DE CICCO Premium Golden Roast Tender Breast of Turkey Deliciously Roasted to Golden Perfection" bearing product code "105072"
"Rockland Brand Golden Roast Tender Breast of Turkey Deliciously Roasted to Golden Perfection" bearing product code "105073"
"La Petit Poulet Breast of TURKEY OLD FASHIONED HONEY MAPLE 97% FAT FREE READY TO SERVE" bearing product code "110000"
"Ready to Serve JERSEY LYNNE FARMS Country Freshness Guaranteed OLD FASHIONED BREAST OF TURKEY HONEY MAPLE COATED WITH CARAMEL COLOR 97% Fat Free" bearing product code "110053"
"Rockland Brand Ready to Serve Old Fashioned Breast of Turkey HONEY MAPLE COATED WITH CARAMEL COLOR" bearing product code "110073"
"La Petit Poulet Breast of TURKEY PAN ROASTED OLD FASHIONED 99% FAT FREE" bearing product code "120100"
"Bassett’s ORIGINAL TURKEY 99% FAT FREE oven golden brown Breast of Turkey Ready to Serve OLD FASHIONED" bearing product code "120354"
"La Petit Poulet Breast of TURKEY PAN OVEN ROASTED OLD FASHIONED 99% FAT FREE" bearing product code "130000"
"La Petit Poulet Breast of TURKEY PAN OVEN ROASTED OLD FASHIONED 99% FAT FREE" bearing product code "130300"
"Sheinman 99% Fat Free Oven Roast Turkey Breast Boneless (Not a Sodium Free Food)" bearing product code "130349"
"Bassett’s ORIGINAL TURKEY 99% FAT FREE pan oven roasted Breast of Turkey Ready to Serve OLD FASHIONED" bearing product code "130354"
"La Petit Poulet Breast of TURKEY PAN OVEN ROASTED OLD FASHIONED BRAISED IN VEGETABLE OIL 99% FAT FREE READY TO SERVE" bearing product code "140000"
"ROCKLAND BRAND Oven Roasted Tender Breast of Turkey With Broth" bearing product code "360073"
"La Petit Poulet Breast of TURKEY OVEN ROASTED PREMIUM WITH BROTH 98% FAT FREE" bearing product code "370000"
"ROCKLAND BRAND Oven Roasted Tender Breast of Turkey With Broth" bearing product code "370073"
"La Petit Poulet Breast of TURKEY HONEY ROASTED PREMIUM BRAISED WITH VEGETABLE OIL 98% FAT FREE READY TO SERVE" bearing product code "380000"
"KESSLER’S HONEY ROASTED BREAST OF TURKEY BRAISED IN VEGETABLE OIL 98% FAT FREE" bearing product code "380025"
"A.L.P.S. PREMIUM HICKORY SMOKED • OVEN ROASTED Breast of Turkey HICKORY SMOKE FLAVOR ADDED" bearing product code "390007"
"La Petit Poulet Breast of TURKEY HICKORY SMOKED PAN OVEN ROASTED PREMIIUM HICKORY SMOKE FLAVOR ADDED 98% FAT FREE READY TO SERVE" bearing product code "390000"
"Dairy Fresh Brand Old Fashioned BREAST OF TURKEY Hickory Smoke Flavor Added READY TO SERVE" bearing product code "390011"
"Master Purveyors PREMIUM HICKORY SMOKED • OVEN ROASTED TURKEY BREAST HICKORY SMOKE FLAVOR ADDED • WITH BROTH 97% Fat Free" bearing product code "390091"
"KESSLER’S CHEF’S GOURMET OVEN ROASTED BREAST OF TURKEY 98% FAT FREE" bearing product code "400025"
"La Petit Poulet Breast of TURKEY OVEN ROASTED CHEF’S GOURMET 98% FAT FREE READY TO SERVE" bearing product code "400000"
"Royal Deli SUPREME BREAST OF TURKEY 98% FAT FREE" bearing product code "400079"
"La Petit Poulet Breast of TURKEY OVEN ROASTED CHEF’S GOURMET BRAISED IN VEGETABLE OIL 97% FAT FREE READY TO SERVE" bearing product code "410000"
"Sheinman Turkey Breast OVEN ROASTED • READY TO EAT" bearing product code "262949"
"La Petit Poulet Breast of TURKEY PAN OVEN ROASTED BUFFET 98% FAT FREE READY TO SERVE" bearing product code "330000"
"ROCKLAND BRAND Oven Roasted Tender Breast of Turkey With Broth" bearing product code "330073"
"READY TO SERVE NAPOLI FINEST QUALITY FOODS DELUXE OVEN ROASTED BREAST OF TURKEY 97% FAT FREE" bearing product code "330099"
"A.L.P.S. CATERED GOURMET OVEN ROASTED Turkey Breast WITH BROTH • BROWNED WITH VEGETABLE OIL" bearing product code "350007"
"La Petit Poulet Breast of TURKEY PAN OVEN ROASTED BUFFET BRAISED IN VEGETABLE OIL 98% FAT FREE READY TO SERVE" bearing product code "350000"
"naturally good! BRAND GENUINE STYLE PAN OVEN ROASTED BREAST OF TURKEY BRAISED IN VEGETABLE OIL" bearing product code "350009"
"Master Purveyors CHEF’S CHOICE OVEN ROASTED HOME STYLE TURKEY BREAST BRAISED IN VEGETABLE OIL" bearing product code "350091"
"Royal Deli PAN OVEN ROASTED BREAST OF TURKEY 98% FAT FREE" bearing product code "350079"
"Italy’s ORIGINAL BREAST OF TURKEY BRAISED IN VEGETABLE OIL PAN OVEN ROASTED 97% FAT FREE" bearing product code "350096"
"NAPOLI FINEST QUALITY FOODS DELUXE OVEN ROASTED BREAST OF TURKEY 97% FAT FREE" bearing product code "350099"
"La Petit Poulet Breast of TURKEY OVEN ROASTED PREMIUM WITH BROTH" 98% FAT FREE" bearing product code "360000"
"BOGNER Meat Products PREMIUM Oven Roasted TURKEY BREAST BROWNED WITH VEGETABLE OIL" bearing product code "360076"
"La Petit Poulet Breast of TURKEY OVEN ROASTED E-ZEE SLICE 99% FAT FREE READY TO SERVE" bearing product code "530000"
"Blue Ribbon Meats, Inc. DIAMOND OVEN ROASTED TURKEY BREAST READY TO SERVE" bearing product code "530051"
"La Petit Poulet Breast of CHICKEN OVEN ROASTED CHEF’S DESIRE BRAISED IN VEGETABLE OIN 98% FAT FREE READY TO SERVE" bearing product code "620000"
"La Petit Poulet Breast of CHICKEN OVEN ROASTED CHEF’S D’LITE BRAISED IN VEGETABLE OIL 98% FAT FREE READY TO SERVE" bearing product code "625000"
"TRADER JOE’S Oven Roasted Turkey Breast Coated with Paprika 99% Fat Free" bearing product code "800060"
"H&S Supreme BREAST OF TURKEY 99% FAT FREE" bearing product code "910000"
"READY TO SERVE La Petite Poulet FULLY COOKED WHITE TURKEY ROLL WITH BROTH, SKIN AND BINDERS" bearing product code "652000"
"YORKSHIRE FARM LEMON HERB FULLY COOKED ROASTED BONELESS TURKEY BREAST 99% FAT FREE" bearing product code "800020"
"READY TO SERVE H&S OVEN ROASTED TURKEY BREAST BRAISED IN VEGETABLE OIL" bearing product code "915900"
"READY TO SERVE TELESE Fine Foods BREAST OF TURKEY 99% FAT FREE" bearing product code "920080"
"Marino DELUXE BREAST OF TURKEY PAN OVEN ROASTED • BRAISED IN VEGETBLE OIL 97% FAT FREE" bearing product code "925058"
"READY TO SERVE H&S Supreme BREAST OF TURKEY 95% FAT FREE" bearing product code "920100"
"READY TO SERVE H&S OVEN ROASTED TURKEY BREAST BRAISED IN VEGETABLE OIL" bearing product code "925100"

 
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