May 25, 2000Alabama Firm Recalls Three
AL (SafetyAlerts) - Cray HRI Food
Service, Inc., a Mobile, Ala., firm, is voluntarily recalling approximately 45 pounds of
sliced ham, turkey breast, and cooked beef round that may be contaminated with Listeria
monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agricultures Food Safety and Inspection
Service announced today.
The products subject to recall are
"SLICED CURED HAM WATER ADDED," "SLICED TURKEY BREAST, HICKORY
SMOKED," and "Sliced Cooked Beef Round," in 6-12 pound catch weight boxes.
The boxes have a code of "0185" on the inside, and the labels also bear
"EST. 9146" or "P-9146" inside the USDA seal of inspection.
This is a Class 1 recall, health risk:
The products were produced on May 18,
and distributed to institutions (churches, restaurants, and concession stands) in Baldwin
and Mobile counties in Alabama.
Consumers may wish to ask at the institutions where they bought these products if the
institution received any of the recalled products.
"Because of the potential for foodborne illness, we want consumers to be aware of the
recall," said Margaret OK. Glavin, FSIS acting administrator.
The problem was discovered through FSIS routine microbiological testing program.
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.
Consumers and media with questions about the recall may contact Anita Thigpen,
Vice-President, at (334) 476-1600.
Consumers with food safety questions can phone the toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline
at 1-800-535-4555. The hotline can be reached from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday
Notice of this product warning was
sent via email to SafeMail
subscribers May 25, 2000.
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