October 3, 2000
Lay Packing Co. Recalls 48,000 Pounds of Wiener Products
(SafetyAlerts) - Lay Packing Company
Inc. announced today it is voluntarily recalling approximately 48,000 pounds of wiener
products that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of
Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced today.
The following products are subject to recall:
"JUBILEE FRANKS" in 12
ounce packages with a code of "Sell By Oct 06;"
"FROSTY MORN" brand
wieners in 12 ounce packages with a code of "Sell By Oct 06;"
Lay's "Quik Starts" brand
wieners in 12 ounce packages with a code of "Sell By Sep 26;"
Lay's "Thrift Brand"
wieners in 24 ounce packages with a code of "Sell By Sep 26;"
Lay Packing Company "Circle
L" brand wieners in 24 ounce packages with a code of "Sell By Sep 26"
All product labels bear the Lay
Packing establishment number P-967.
The wiener products were produced on
July 24, and distributed to retail stores in the southeastern United States.
"Because of the potential for foodborne illness, we urge consumers not to eat the
wiener products but return them to the point of purchase," said Thomas J. Billy, FSIS
The problem was discovered as a result of sampling at the retail level by the North
Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services' Food and Drug Protection
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--infants, the frail or elderly, and persons
with chronic disease, with HIV infection, or taking chemotherapy.
FSIS has received no reports of illness associated with consumption of this product.
Anyone concerned about an illness should contact a physician.
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