April 16, 2013

Louisiana Firm Recalls Cooked Meat, Poultry, and Deli Products

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services received information regarding a recall of roast beef, ham, turkey breast, tasso pork, ham shanks, hog head cheese, corned beef and pastrami by Manda Packing Company due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.

Each package has a "Sell by" date of May 13-June 9, 2013, and bears the establishment number "EST. 8746A" inside the USDA mark of inspection.

These products may have been sliced at retail delis, and if so will not bear this packaging information. The products were shipped for further distribution, for sale at retail, and to retail deli stores in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas.

Consumption of food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, an uncommon but potentially fatal disease. Healthy people rarely contract listeriosis. However, 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 weakened immune systems, such as infants, the elderly and persons with HIV infection or undergoing chemotherapy. Individuals concerned about an illness should contact a health care provider.

The full recall can be found at www.fsis.usda.gov/News_&_Events/Recall_028_2013_Expanded/index.asp.