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December 9,
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Miller's Brand Beef Franks  Recalled

York, PA (SafetyAlerts) - J.L. Miller and Sons of York, Pa., announced today the recall of a small amount of their "Miller's" brand Beef Franks in 1-pound vacuum packed packages.  According to the Food Safety Inspection Service(FSIS), the franks may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria.

Approximately four pounds of the franks are being recalled.  The product was Packaged December 3, 1999, with the number "12-3" handwritten on the label and the number "9822" in the USDA mark of inspection.

The problem was discovered through a sample collected by FSIS/OFO personnel on December 3, 1999, returned a positive result for Listeria monocytogenes on December 8, 1999

Ths FSIS has classified this as a Class I recall.

Consumers should not consume the franks, and should return the product to the point of purchase for a refund.

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 such as infants, the frail or elderly, and persons with chronic disease, with HIV infection, or taking chemotherapy

Consumers with questions about the recall may phone Mr. Harry Strohman, Owner, 717-741-2431

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