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November 2, 1999

Jennie-O Foods Inc. Sliced Turkey and Turkey Ham Luncheon Meats Recalled

Willmar, MN (SafetyAlerts) - Jennie-O Foods Inc. is voluntarily recalling approximately 1,200 pounds of sliced turkey and turkey ham luncheon meats because some of the product may have been undercooked, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced today.

The products involved are 12 ounce Jennie-O "Extra Lean Smoked White Turkey" sliced luncheon meat and 12 ounce Jennie-O "Extra Lean Turkey Ham" sliced luncheon meat. Both product labels bear a sell-by date of "DEC 25 99" and establishment number "P-19299" in the USDA mark of inspection.

The products were produced at the company's Montevideo, Minn., plant. The 12 ounce Jennie-O "Extra Lean Smoked White Turkey" sliced luncheon meat was distributed in Atlanta, Macon, and Rome, Ga., and in the states of Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin. The 12 ounce Jennie-O "Extra Lean Turkey Ham" sliced luncheon meat was distributed in Houston, Texas, and in the states of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Georgia.

"Because of the potential for foodborne illness, we urge consumers who have purchased this product not to eat it and to return it to the place of purchase," said Thomas J. Billy, FSIS administrator.

Consumers with questions about the recall may contact Jennie-O Foods Inc. toll-free at 1-800-850-7906.

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