WASHINGTON — Manda Packing Co. has expanded a recall to include 468,000 pounds of deli meats due to a risk of Listeria contamination, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service.
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The recall comprises roast beef, ham, turkey breast, tasso pork, ham shanks, hog head cheese, corned beef and pastrami processed at a Baker, La., facility with sell by dates of May 13-June 22. The products were sold in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas.
Some products were sliced at retail and so may not contain packaging information.
No illnesses have been reported.
FSIS was alerted to the risk after a test by the Tennessee Department of Agriculture came back positive for Listeria. Subsequent tests on additional products also showed evidence of contamination.
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Manda Fine Meats set up a website at www.mandafinemeats.com for updates about the recall. Consumers are encouraged to return any affected product to the place it was purchased for a full refund.
“We are committed to working with the USDA to review and enhance our food safety system so we can continue to ensure that our products are safe, wholesome and worthy of our brand name. Our customers deserve no less,” Manda said in a statement on its website.
Check the FSIS website for a full list of recalled products.
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