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Published On: Fri, Apr 12th, 2013

Louisiana firm, Manda Packing Co., recalls 20,000 pounds of roast beef due to Listeria concerns

Baker, LA establishment, Manda Packing Company, announced the recall of more than 20,000 pounds of cooked roast beef deli meat after the Tennessee Department of Agriculture detected the bacterium, Listeria monocytogenes during sampling at a retail establishment, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) press release Wednesday.

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The affected products include Manda Supreme Roast Beef, Four Star Cajun Roast Beef, Four Star Roast Beef, Cajun Prize Roast Beef, Manda Supreme Natural Roast Beef, Manda Natural Roast Beef, Manda New Orleans Style Roast Beef and Manda Whole Wet Pack Roast Beef.

Each package has a “Sell by” date of May 13, 2013, and bears the establishment number “EST. 8746A” inside the USDA mark of inspection.

The products were packed on February 27, 2013, and shipped for further distribution and to retail deli stores in Louisiana, Texas, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Illinois, and Tennessee.

Listeriosis, a serious infection usually caused by eating food contaminated with the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes, is an important public health problem. The disease primarily affects older adults, pregnant women, newborns, and adults with weakened immune systems. However, rarely, persons without these risk factors can also be affected.

Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled. Listeriosis can cause high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness and nausea. Pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk. Infected pregnant women may experience only a mild, flu-like illness, however, infections during pregnancy can lead to premature delivery, infection of the newborn, or even stillbirth.

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  1. Manda recall expands to include nearly 500,000 pounds of deli meats - The Global Dispatch says:

    […] a follow up to a previous recall notification, Manda Packing Company has expanded the recall, which initially included only roast beef products, […]

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