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October 12, 2000

Lay Packing Company Recalls   Wieners

Knoxville, TN (SafetyAlerts) - Lay Packing Company, Inc. announced today that as a precautionary measure it is voluntarily recalling wiener products produced at its plant in Knoxville because of possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria.  This is the second recall this month for the company, Lay also had a recall announced Oct. 3rd of similar product.

According to a company press release no illnesses have been linked to the product.

The recalled product was distributed in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia.

Products marked with a "sell by" date prior to December 9, and bearing the plant establishment numbers P-967 or 967 are affected by the recall. These products include the following:

  • Lay's Wieners in 12 ounce and 16 ounce packages

  • Lay's "Circle L Brand'' wieners in 24 ounce packages

  • Lay's "Thrift Brand'' wieners in 24 ounce packages

  • Lay's "Quik Start'' wieners in 12 ounce packages

The following products are produced in more than one processing plant. Of these, only those bearing the establishment numbers P-967 or 967 are affected by the recall:

  • "Madison Franks'' in 12 ounce packages

  • "Jubilee Hot Dogs'' in 12 ounce packages

  • "Frosty Morn'' wieners in 12 ounce packages

  • "Dinner Delights'' in 16 ounce packages

  • "WD Wieners'' in 12 ounce packages

  • "WD Jumbo Franks'' in 16 ounce packages of 10 franks

  • "WD Jumbo Franks'' in 16 ounce packages of 8 franks

  • "WD Beef Franks'' in 12 ounce packages

  • "WD Beef Franks'' in 16 ounce packages

The company is asking its distributors and retailers to remove all the indicated products from their shelves, and is encouraging consumers to return the products to the place of purchase for a full refund.

The contamination problem was identified in samples taken by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture. Officials of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service have been apprised of the situation.

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