A New Braunfels, Texas establishment, New Braunfels Smokehouse, recently recalled approximately 2,609 pounds of various ready-to-eat smoked turkey breast products due to possible Listeria food poisoning (Listeria monocytogenes) contamination. The FSIS announced the recall on November 14th. The FSIS is the Food Safety and Inspection Service division of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The problem was revealed through microbiological sampling conducted by the FSIS.
Eating foods tainted with Listeria monocytogenes can lead to listeriosis, an uncommon but potentially deadly disease. While healthy individuals rarely contract the disease, common symptoms include neck stiffness, nausea, severe headache, high fever, diarrhea and abdominal cramps. Certain individuals, such as pregnant women, the elderly, and those with compromised immune systems such as those with HIV may be at risk of serious or fatal complications.
The products involved in this recall include:
New Braunfels Smokehouse Sliced Smoked Turkey – 1 lb. packages with package code “2210″ on the label
New Braunfels Honey-Glazed Spiral Sliced Smokehouse Hickory Smoked Boneless Breast of Turkey – 4 to 6 lb. packages with package code “2180″ on the label
Stegall Boneless Hickory Smoked Turkey Breast – 4 to 6 lb. whole breast packages with code “2210″ on the label
Stegall Spiral Sliced Hickory Smoked Turkey Breast – 4 to 6 lb. whole breast packages with codes of “2180″ or “2210″ on the label
Individuals at increased risk of developing complications or those concerned about illness should seek medical attention.
Those with questions concerning the recall should contact Susan Owens, a customer service representative for the company at 800-537-6932.
These products each bear a USDA mark of inspection which includes the number P-975 inside the mark. These products were produced on August 4th of 2010 and distributed across the nation. They were also sold via catalogs and on the internet.
Those who become ill with listeriosis or other infections after eating tainted foods prepared or sold by others may have legal rights and be eligible for compensation of related expenses. Contact a prominent New York food poisoning attorney to learn about your rights.