November 29 2002
Virginia Firm Has Recalled Pork
Norfolk, VA (SafetyAlerts)
- U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service said
that Pecan Point Food Products Inc., doing business as Woodbine Farm is recalling
pounds of cooked pork products that may be contaminated with Listeria
The products subject to recall are 5 lb. tubs of "WOODBINE FARM, FOOD
SERVICE SPECIALISTS, ORIGINAL RECIPE, COOKED PORK WITH SAUCE, NATURAL SMOKE
FLAVOR ADDED." Also appearing on each label is the date code "41041114." The
establishment number "EST. 8070" also appears inside the USDA mark of
The product was produced on November 14 and distributed to restaurants and
delicatessens in southeastern Virginia. In addition, the product was sold at
the company’s retail establishment, located at 729 Pecan Point Road in
"Because of the potential for foodborne illness, consumers should not eat
this product and should return it to the point of purchase," said Dr. Garry
L. McKee, FSIS administrator. "Diners may wish to ask if their meals contain
the recalled product and consumers should check their freezers and
refrigerators for this product."
The problem was discovered through routine FSIS microbiological sampling.
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
children, seniors and those with compromised immune systems.
FSIS has received no reports of illnesses associated with consumption of
this product. Anyone concerned about an illness should contact a physician.
Consumers and media with questions about the recall may contact Aubrey
Lister, company production manager, at (757) 461-2731"