Louisiana meat company recalls 468,000 pounds of product for possible bacterial contamination

Recall Manda meats Louisiana meat company recalls 468,000 pounds of product for possible bacterial contaminationThe Manda Packing Company is recalling 468,000 pounds of meat products produced at its Baker, La., facility between Feb. 27 and April 9 because of a possible bacterial contamination. The recall includes roast beef, ham, turkey breast, tasso pork, ham shanks, hog headcheese, corned beef and pastrami. These products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

The affected products were distributed to retailers in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Louisiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas. The recall includes eight types of meat sold under 41 different names with various “sell by” dates. Some of the product may have been sliced at retail delis, and would not carry individual packaging information.

Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, a potentially fatal disease, especially for people with weakened immune systems. It also may cause miscarriage and stillbirth. No illnesses have been reported in relation to the recalled products at this time.

Manda issued a preliminary recall earlier in April when a sample of its cooked roast beef taken at a retail establishment tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes. The recall is now being expanded because additional samples from additional production dates returned positive for Listeria monocytogenes.

A complete list of the recalled products and packaging information is available at the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service website.

Source: Washington Post