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July 4, 2002

New York Firm Has Recalled Pork Products

College Point, N.Y. (SafetyAlerts) - United States Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service, (FSIS) said that T & B Food Corp. has recalled approximately 100 pounds of sliced pork hocks that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced today.

The product subject to recall is "DIM SUM KING SLICED PORK HOCK," in 8 oz., vacuum- sealed packages. The packages have a code of "80177" on the label and bear "EST. 18938" inside the USDA seal of inspection.

The pork hock was produced on June 25, and distributed to retail establishments in the New York City metropolitan area.

"Because of the potential for foodborne illness, we want consumers to be aware of the recall," said William J. Hudnall, acting FSIS administrator. "If they find the recalled product, then consumers should not eat it but return it to the point of purchase."

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 those with weak immune systems, such as infants, the frail or elderly, persons with chronic disease, individuals with HIV infection, or those under chemotherapy.

FSIS has received no reports of illnesses associated with consumption of this product. Anyone concerned about an illness should contact a physician.

Media and consumers with questions about the recall may contact Wally Poon, president, T & B Food Corp., at (718) 461-5181

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