December 14, 1999
New Jersey Company Recalls Sliced Meats for
Linden, NJ (SafetyAlerts) - Foodarama Supermarkets,
Inc., a Linden, N.J., firm is voluntarily recalling approximately 900 pounds of assorted
sliced delicatessen meats that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S.
Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced today.
Recalled products are in packages ranging from 6
to 9 ounces. Each package label has "WORLD CLASS KITCHENS" printed On t, and all
labels bear either "EST.P5495" or "EST.5495" in the USDA seal of
inspection. The products were distributed only in central N.J.
The following delicatessen meats being recalled
have a code date of 12.25.99 on the label:
- GERMAN BOLOGNA
- FIRST CUT PASTRAMI
- OVEN ROASTED TURKEY BREAST
- OVEN ROASTED HONEY TURKEY BREAST
- SMOKED TURKEY BREAST
- MASTER CHEF 98% FAT FREE SKINLESS TURKEY BREAST
- HOT HAM WATER ADDED
- FIRST CUT CORNED BEEF
The LESS SODIUM HAM being recalled has a code date
of 12.22.99 on the label.
"Because of the potential of foodbome illness
we urge consumers who have purchased the suspect product not to eat it and to return it to
the point of purchase," said Margaret Glavin, acting administrator of FSIS.
The problem was discovered through routine FSIS
Consumption of food contaminated with Listeria
monocytogenes genes 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.
At this point, FSIS has received no reports of
illness associated with this product. Anyone concerned about an illness should contact a
Consumers with questions about the recall can call
Anthony Necamp at World Class Kitchens at: 1-732-294-2296.
Consumers with questious about food safety may
phone the toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline at 1-800-535-4555. The hotline is
staffed from 10 a.m. to 4p.m. (Eastern time) Monday through Friday, and recorded
information is available 24 hours a day.
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