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January 30, 2001

Mexican-style Meat and Poultry Product Recall Expanded

Chicago, IL (SafetyAlerts) - Que Tal? Inc., said today it is expanding its recall of La Morenita brand, Mexican-style meat and poultry products to include additional areas of distribution.  The product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

All La Morenita products bearing the plant establishment numbers "6757" or "P-6757" inside the USDA seal of inspection, are subject to recall.

The recall initiated on January 26 involved products packaged for distribution to schools in Illinois and to restaurants in North Carolina. The recall has been expanded to include products distributed in Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, New Jersey, and Wisconsin.

"Because of the potential for foodborne illness, we want consumers to be aware of the recall," said Margaret Glavin, acting 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.

Notice of this product warning was sent via email to SafetyAlerts subscribers January 30, 2001.  For more information regarding the SafetyAlerts free email alert service please click here.

 
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