Florida Firm Has Recalled Corned Beef Product
Jacksonville, FL (SafetyAlerts)
- United States Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection
Service, (FSIS) said that Famous Amos Restaurants Inc.
pounds of fully cooked sliced corned beef that may be contaminated with
The products subject to recall are 20-ounce packages of, "SLICED COOKED
CORNED BEEF." Each package bears the establishment code, "EST. 11170." Also
on each label is the date code, "A8 6."
The product was sliced and packaged on Aug. 6 and distributed to Famous Amos
Restaurants in Duvall, Clay and Nassau counties, Florida.
"Because of the potential for foodborne illness, we want consumers to be
aware of the recall," said William J. Hudnall, acting FSIS administrator.
"Diners may wish to ask if meals made with corned beef contain the recalled
The problem was discovered through routine microbiological sampling by FSIS.
Consumption of food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes can cause
listeriosis, an uncommon but potentially fatal disease. Healthy people
rarely contract listeriosis. However, 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 and persons with chronic disease, with HIV infection, or taking
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 Kenny Rigdon,
company president, at (904) 731-3396.