New Braunfels Smokehouse recalls Smoked Turkeys due to possible Listeria contamination (Product List)

By on Nov 15, 2010 in Health, Science, United States, World Comments

New Braunfels Smokehouse, in Texas voluntarily recalls smoked turkeys due to possible Listeria contamination, as announced by USDA FSIS on their website on Sunday.

According to US Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service, approximately 2,609 pounds of fully cooked, ready-to-eat smoked turkey breast products is being recalled by New Braunfels Smokehouse due to possible contamination of ‘Listeria monocytogenes (Lm)’.

FSIS was said to have discovered this problem while doing a microbiological sampling, while they conducting routine recall effectiveness verification.

Anyone who will consume food that was contaminated with ‘Listeria monocytogenes’ can cause Listeriosis, which is an uncommon but potentially fatal disease.

Although healthy people may seldom contract Listeriosis, it can cause high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness and nausea, and may lessen the strength of the immune system.

The affected fully cooked, ready-to-eat smoked turkey breast products were produced on August 4, 2010, and were distributed across the US through the Internet or catalogs.

Below is the list of products affected by this New Braunfels Smokehouse recall.

1-pound packages of “New Braunfels Smokehouse Sliced Smoked Turkey” with package code “2210” on the label

4 to 6 lb. 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 lb. whole breast packages of “Stegall Boneless Hickory Smoked Turkey Breast” with package code “2210” on the label

4 to 6 lb. whole breast packages of “Stegall Spiral Sliced Hickory Smoked Turkey Breast” with package codes “2180” or “2210” on the label

According to USDA, their inspection mark can be seen on each package, as well as the number “P-975” inside the mark of inspection.

For more details and information, consumers are being advised to contact company Customer Service Representative, Susan Owens, at (800) 537-6932, visit the USDA FSIS official website.



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