WASHINGTON, Nov. 27, 2002– Pecan Point Food Products Inc., doing business as
Woodbine Farm, a Norfolk, Va., establishment, is voluntarily recalling
approximately 540 pounds of cooked pork products that may be contaminated
with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s
Food Safety and Inspection Service announced today.
The products subject to recall are 5 lb. tubs of
"WOODBINE FARM, FOOD SERVICE SPECIALISTS, ORIGINAL RECIPE, COOKED PORK WITH
SAUCE, NATURAL SMOKE FLAVOR ADDED." Also appearing on each label is the date
code "41041114." The establishment number "EST. 8070" also appears inside
the USDA mark of inspection.
The product was produced on November 14 and
distributed to restaurants and delicatessens in southeastern Virginia. In
addition, the product was sold at the company’s retail establishment,
located at 729 Pecan Point Road in Norfolk, Virginia.
"Because of the potential for foodborne illness,
consumers should not eat this product and should return it to the point of
purchase," said Dr. Garry L. McKee, FSIS administrator. "Diners may wish to
ask if their meals contain the recalled product and consumers should check
their freezers and refrigerators for this product."
The problem was discovered through routine FSIS
Consumption of food contaminated with Listeria
monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, an uncommon but potentially fatal
disease. Healthy people rarely contract listeriosis. Listeriosis can cause
high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness and nausea. Listeriosis can also
cause miscarriages and stillbirths, as well as serious and sometimes fatal
infections in children, seniors and those with compromised immune systems.
FSIS has received no reports of illnesses
associated with consumption of this product. Anyone concerned about an
illness should contact a physician.
Consumers and media with questions about the
recall may contact Aubrey Lister, company production manager, at (757)
Consumers with other food safety questions can
phone the toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline at 1-800-535-4555. The
hotline is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from 10 a.m.
to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time), Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety
messages are available 24 hours a day.
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