New York Firm Has Recalled Chicken
Bronx, N.Y. (SafetyAlerts)
- U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service said
that PRG Packing Corp. is recalling
approximately 26,400 pounds of chicken frankfurters that may be contaminated
with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food
Safety and Inspection Service announced today.
The products subject to recall are 16-ounce packages of "Sweet Meadow Farms
Brand, CHICKEN FRANKFURTERS." Each label bears the establishment code
"P-5281" inside the USDA seal of inspection. Each package also bears the
sell by date, "JAN 29."
The products were produced on November 27, 2003 and distributed to
wholesalers and retail stores in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey and
"We want consumers to be aware of the recall so they can check their
freezers and refrigerators for these products," said Dr. Garry L. McKee,
FSIS administrator. "If consumers find the recalled products then they
should return them to the point of purchase."
The product is being recalled based on a positive test for Listeria
monocytogenes collected by the New York Department of Agriculture and
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 Guillermo
Gonzalez, company president, at (718) 328-0059.