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Consumer Alert: New Braunfels Smokehouse recalls products

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According to USDA, New Braunfels Smokehouse, a New Braunfels, Texas establishment, is currently recalling approximately 2, 609 pounds of fully cooked, ready-to-eat smoked turkey breast products that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogens (Lm).

 

The products subject to recall include:

 

* 1 pound packages of “New Braunfels Smokehouse Sliced Smoked Turkey” with package code “2210" on the label;

 

* 4 to 6 pound packages of “New Braunfels Honey-Glazed Spiral Sliced Smokehouse Hickory Smoked Boneless Breast of Turkey” with package code “2180" on the label;

 

* 4 to 6 pound whole breast packages of “Stegall Boneless Hickory Smoked Turkey Breast “ with package code “2210" on the label;

 

* 4 to 6 pound whole breast packages of “Stegall Spiral Sliced Hickory Smoked Turkey Breast” with package codes “2180" and “2210" on the label. 

Each package bears the USDA mark of inspection and the number “P-975" inside the mark of inspection.  The fully cooked, ready-to-eat smoked turkey breast products were produced on August 4, 2010, and distributed nationwide, including catalog and internet sales.

 

The problem was discovered through microbiological sampling by the USDA Food Safety & Inspection Service (FSIS).  FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers.

 

Consumption of food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, with uncommon but potentially fatal disease.  Healthy people rarely contract listeriosis.  However, 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 those with weakened immune systems, such as infants, the elderly, and persons with HIV infection or undergoing chemotherapy.  Individuals concerned about an illness should contact a health care provider.

Consumers with questions about the recall should contact the company Customer Service Representative, Susan Owens, at 80/537-6932.

 

For further information, contact Rita Hodges, County Extension Agent-Family & Consumer Sciences, Texas AgriLife Extension Service 701 South I-35 E, Waxahachie or call: 972/825-5175, or e-mail: rmhodges@ag.tamu.edu

 

Extension programs serve people of all ages regardless of socioeconomic level, race, color, sex, religion, disability or national origin.  The Texas A & M University System, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the County Commissioners Courts of Texas Cooperating.


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