April 13, 200114.5 Million lbs. Luncheon
Meats, Hams, Sausages, Hot Dogs, Corn Dogs Recalled
OK (SafetyAlerts) - Bar-S Foods Co.
is voluntarily recalling approximately 14.5 million pounds of ready-to-eat meat and
poultry products produced at its Clinton, Okla., establishment because the product may
be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
Products being recalled include
luncheon meats, whole hams, sausages, hot dogs, corn dogs, and various others, according
to the U.S. Department of Agricultures Food Safety and Inspection Service announced
All products produced at the Clinton facility, with the exception of cook-in-bag products,
are being recalled. The products bear code "EST 471" or "EST
P-471" inside the USDA seal of inspection. Products were produced prior to
March 30, 2001 and packages are marked "USE BY JUN 07 01" or earlier.
Jumbo hot dogs,
sliced bacon, skinless smoked sausage are NOT involved in the recall.
No other Bar-S products are
affected by this recall.
The products being recalled include meat and poultry products with the following brand
"Bar-S Extra Lean"
Also included are all "Bar-S" 1 lb. and 3 lb. packages of corn dogs with the
establishment number "P-213" or "P-1843" on the package.
A complete list of recalled products is available here.
The products were distributed to retail establishments, delis, and institutions nationwide
and shipped to Japan, Korea, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and the South Pacific.
"Because of the potential for foodborne illness, we urge consumers to check their
refrigerators and freezers to see if they have purchased any of these products," said
Thomas J. Billy, FSIS administrator. "If they find the recalled products, consumers
should not eat them, but return them to the point of purchase. Consumers may also wish to
ask delis and restaurants they patronize if they purchased products that are subject to
The problem was discovered through FSIS microbiological testing. The Clinton plant has
been voluntarily closed since March 29, 2001.
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 with questions about the recall may contact Leslie Pellillo, director of
marketing, Bar-S Foods Co., at (602) 285-5293. Media with questions may contact Tom
Weinman, vice president administration, Bar-S Foods Co., at (602) 264-7272.
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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