March 3, 2000
Sulfur Springs Meat Packer Recalls Becks Brand Bologna and Hot Dog
Cochise County, AZ (SafetyAlerts) - Sulfur Springs Meat
Packer, Inc. is voluntarily recalling approximately 85 pounds of fully-cooked,
ready-to-eat Becks brand bologna and hot dog products. An independent lab has
determined a sample of bologna to be positive for Listeria monocytogenes.
The products being recalled are "SLICED
BECKS GARLIC BOLOGNA" and "SLICED BECKS RING BOLOGNA" and
"BECKS HOT DOGS". These products are ink stamped and sold in white butcher
The products were produced February 23 and
distributed from the retail counter at the Sulfur Springs Meat Packer, Inc. establishment
on Cochise Road in Cochise County. These products are not sold from any other location.
Consumers are urged to discard or return the
product to the Sulfur Springs Meat Packer, Inc. retail store. The problem was discovered
through routine 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
systemsinfants, the frail or elderly, and persons with chronic disease, with HIV
infections, or undergoing chemotherapy. Listeria monocytogenes is an environmental
contaminant that is found in unsanitary surroundings.
Further samples are being tested at the plant to
ensure public safety. For more information, contact Dr. Rick Willer, state
veterinarian at (602)-542-0805.
Notice of this product warning was sent via email
to SafeMail subscribers March 3,
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