Manda expands recall to 468,000 lbs.

by Meat&Poultry Staff
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WASHINGTON – Baker, La.-based Manda Packing Co. expanded its recall of deli meat products, the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service reported April 15.

The company is recalling approximately 468,000 lbs. of roast beef, ham, turkey breast, tasso pork, ham shanks, hog head cheese, corned beef and pastrami due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. FSIS said the products were shipped for further distribution for sale at retail and to retail deli stores in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas.

Manda Packing also recalled approximately 20,166 lbs. of cooked roast beef deli meat on April 11. The Tennessee Department of Health alerted FSIS to the problem. The Department took an intact sample of cooked roast beef at a retail establishment on April 5 which later confirmed positive for Listeria monocytogenes. The company expanded the recall because additional samples from additional production dates returned positive for Listeria monocytogenes.

To date, FSIS and the company have received no reports of illnesses associated with consumption of any products affected by the recalls.

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