January 26, 2001Mexican Style Meat and Poultry
Products Recalled in Two States
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Chicago, IL (SafetyAlerts) - Que Tal? Inc. said
today it is voluntarily recalling La Morenita brand, Mexican-style meat and poultry
products that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of
Agricultures Food Safety and Inspection Service announced today.
All La Morenita products bearing the plant establishment numbers "6757" or
"P-6757" inside the USDA seal of inspection, are subject to recall.
The company reports that the products were packaged for distribution to schools in
Illinois and to restaurants in North Carolina.
"Because of the potential for foodborne illness, we want consumers to be aware of the
recall," said Thomas J. Billy, FSIS administrator. "Consumers may wish to ask if
their meal contains the recalled products."
The problem was discovered through FSIS microbiological testing.
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 may contact Lisa Reynoso, president of Que Tal? Inc.,
at (312) 666-6900.
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
through Friday, and recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day.
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