Deli Meat Contaminated with Listeria Recalled

May 14, 2011

 

Rose & Shore Meat Co., a Vernon, Calif., company, is recalling about 15,900 pounds of deli meat that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The deli meat was distributed to commerical customers in Arizona, California, Nevada, Oregon and Washington. The meats were not sold to customers in stores.

The contamination was discovered after the company tested product at the request of a commercial customer after receiving a consumer complaint. 

The products subject to recall include: 

  • 40 to 50 pound boxes containing packages of "OLYMPIC GOLD BEEF PASTRAMI" with the lot number "20911" and a "04-05-11" pack date on the outside of each box. Each package has the lot number "20911" and lot code "10951."
  • 40 to 50 pound boxes containing packages of "ROSE AND SHORE N.Y. STYLE PASTRAMI" with the lot number "20911" and a "04-05-11" pack date as well as a "29 N.Y." case code on the outside of each box. Each package has the lot number "20911" and lot code "10951."
  • 9 to 13 pound boxes containing "COOKED ANGUS ROAST BEEF" with lot number "20941" and a use by date of "05-17-11." Each package has the lot number "20941" and a use by date of "05-17-11."
  • 24 to 30 pound boxes containing packages of "TOGO'S PASTRAMI" with the lot number "20911", a "04-05-11" pack date and a use by date of "05-23-11" on the outside of each box. Each package has the lot number "20911" and a use by date of "05-23-11."

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. 

Consumers with questions about the recall should contact Larry Vanden Bos, Vice President, at (323) 826-2144, ext. 110. 

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Barnaby's picture

This is one of the reasons they tell pregnant women to avoid deli meats.

 




 

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