WASHINGTON, DC, April 13, 2005 (ENS): Nearly 25 tons of turkey,
pork and sausage products are being recalled by two
manufacturers this week because they may be contaminated
with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause
serious and sometimes cause fatal infections in young
children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened
Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term
symptoms such a high fever, severe headache, stiffness,
nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection
can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant
L.S.K. Smoked Turkey Products based in Bronx, New York,
is recalling approximately 39,000 pounds of smoked turkey
and pork products. The meats were produced on April
4, and were shipped to distribution centers in Delaware,
New Jersey, New York and Florida for institutional use.
Each box bears the establishment code "P-19064"
or "Est. 19064" inside the USDA mark of inspection,
along with a case code of "D-J-D." The problem
was discovered during regulatory sampling by the U.S.
Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection
In addition, Roger Wood Foods in Savannah, Georgia
is recalling approximately 10,700 pounds of sausage
products for listeria contamination.
The sausage was produced on March 10 and was distributed
to retail stores in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina
and South Carolina.
Each of the products bears one of the following establishment
codes, "EST. 8025" or "P-8025,"
inside the USDA mark of inspection. Each label also
reads "Sell By 5/13/2005." The problem was
discovered through regulatory sampling conducted by
the state of Georgia.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and
Inspection Service says that no reports of illnesses
have been associated with consumption of these products.
In addition, a third manufacturer, SeaSpecialties of
Miami, Florida is recalling "Mama's Sliced Smoked
Nova Salmon" packed in 4oz. package and "Mama's
Smoked Salmon Nova Snacks" packed in a 8oz. package
because they are contaminated with listeria.
Both products were distributed on the east coast of
the United States, and both have a Sell By date of August
10, 2005 printed on the front of the packages.
No illnesses have been reported as a result of this
problem. The contamination was noted after routine testing
by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer
Services revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes
in 4oz. packages of Mama's Sliced Smoked Nova Salmon
with a sell by date of August 10, 2005.
Consumers who have purchased the recalled salmon packages
are urged to return to the place of purchase for a full
refund. Consumers with questions may contact the Recall
Coordinator at (305) 621-7600 ext. 211.