March 1, 20013,700 lbs. of Salami Recalled in
Brook, NJ (SafetyAlerts) - Liberty
Richter is voluntarily recalling approximately 3,700 pounds of imported Hungarian salami
that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of
Agricultures Food Safety and Inspection Service announced today.
The product subject to recall is "PICK HUNGARIAN SALAMI" in 2.75 lb. sticks and
bears the code "L23" on the label.
The salami was produced in Hungary on Jan. 23, and distributed to retail establishments,
including delis, in California, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York,
"Because of the potential for foodborne illness, we want consumers to be aware of the
recall," said Thomas J. Billy, FSIS administrator. "Purchasers of salami
packaged at the retail level may wish to ask if they received the recalled salami."
FSIS discovered the problem through its routine import monitoring program for Listeria
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 or media with questions about the recall may contact Kathie Gibbs Borkowski,
Division Vice President of Operations at Liberty Richter, (201) 843-8900.
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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