December 9, 1999
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
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
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
Consumers with questions about the
recall may phone Mr. Harry Strohman, Owner, 717-741-2431
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