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 women.
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
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 Service (FSIS).
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