A Vernon, California company has recalled nearly 16,000 pounds of ready-to-eat deli meat products after it was discovered that the products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s FSIS announced that Rose & Shore Meat Company was recalling these deli meat products on May 13th. Listeria Food Poisoning can be extremely deadly in certain circumstances.
The Food Safety and Inspection Services had received no confirmed reports of illnesses related to the deli meat products as of that date. The problem was revealed after Rose & Shore tested the product at the request of a commercial customer who had received a complaint from a consumer.
The deli meat products involved in the recall were distributed to food service establishments only; there were no retail sales involved. California distribution centers further distributed the products to Arizona, California, Nevada, Oregon and Washington.
The ready-to-eat deli meat products involved in this recall include:
COOKED ANGUS ROAST BEEF, 9 to 13 pound boxes with lot number 20941 and use by date 5-17-11
TOGO’S PASTRAMI, 24 to 30 pound boxes with lot number 20911 and use by date of 5-23-11. The pastrami product has a pack date of 4-05-11.
OLYMPIC GOLD BEEF PASTRAMI, 40 to 50 pound boxes with a lot number of 20911 and lot code 10951.
ROSE AND SHORE N.Y. STYLE PASTRAMI, 40 to 50 pound boxes with a lot number of 20911 and case code of 29 N.Y. on the exterior of each box. Each package is labeled with lot code 10951 and lot number 20911.
Foods tainted with Listeria typically cause only mild food poisoning symptoms in healthy adults including abdominal cramps, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, muscle aches, stiff neck and headache. Those at risk of developing serious complications such as encephalitis or meningitis include very young children, the elderly, pregnant women and those with a weakened immune system.
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