Listeria Prompts Recall of Ready-to-Eat Smoked Turkey Breast

New Braunfels Smokehouse of New Braunfels, Texas, is recalling approximately 2,609 pounds of fully cooked, ready-to-eat smoked turkey breast products that may be contaminated with <"http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/listeria">Listeria monocytogenes (Lm), the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) just announced.

This recall has been deemed a Class I, which means that this is health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.

The products subject to recall include:

• 1-pound packages of “New Braunfels Smokehouse Sliced Smoked Turkey” with package code “2210” on the label;
• 4-to-6-pound packages of “New Braunfels Honey-Glazed Spiral Sliced Smokehouse Hickory Smoked Boneless Breast of Turkey” with package code “2180” on the label;
• 4-to-6-pound whole breast packages of “Stegall Boneless Hickory Smoked Turkey Breast” with package code “2210” on the label;
• 4-to-6=pound whole breast packages of “Stegall Spiral Sliced Hickory Smoked Turkey Breast” with package codes “2180” or “2210” on the label.

Each package bears the USDA mark of inspection and the number “P-975” inside the mark of inspection. The fully cooked, ready-to-eat smoked turkey breast products were produced on August 4, 2010, and distributed nationwide, including via catalog and Internet sales. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on FSIS’ website at www.fsis.usda.gov/FSIS_Recalls/ Open_Federal_Cases/index.asp

The problem was discovered through microbiological sampling by FSIS. FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers.

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 company Customer Service Representative, Susan Owens, toll-free, at (800) 537-6932. Media inquiries should be directed to company Vice President and General Manager, Mike Dietert, at the same telephone number.

Consumers with food safety questions can “Ask Karen,” the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at www.AskKaren.gov. “Ask Karen” live chat services are available Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day.

Help filing claims and other legal assistance for victims of foodborne illnesses, such as Listeria, is available at <"http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/listeria">www.yourlawyer.com.

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