Meat Recall Broadened To Encompass 468,000 Pounds Of Manda Packing Co Products

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Listeria Monocytogenes Bacteria-U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Listeria monocytogenes bacteria is captured in a microscopic image courtesy of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The Manda Packing Co. has expanded a recall to include about 468,000 pounds of cow, pig and turkey products as a result of possible contamination by Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Friday.

Consumption of food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, an uncommon but potentially fatal disease, the USDA noted. Listeriosis can cause high fever, nausea, neck stiffness and severe headache. It 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 people who are HIV-positive or are undergoing chemotherapy.

Based in Baton Rouge, La., the family-owned Manda reported that deli meat offerings produced at its Baker, La., plant are subject to the recall. They include corned beef, ham, ham shanks, hog head cheese, pastrami, roast beef, tasso pork and turkey breast with Sell-By dates between May 13 and July 2, the company said.

"The action [to issue the recall] is being taken out of an abundance of caution as there are no known illnesses associated with these products to date," Josh Yarborough, Manda's director of quality assurance and food safety, said in a statement.

Nonetheless, the USDA has categorized the action as a Class I recall, which the department on its online site defined as meaning, "This is a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death."

The products were shipped to distributors and retailers in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas, the USDA reported. The products may have been sliced at retail delis, so they may not bear helpful packaging information for identification purposes.

In any case, the following products are subject to the recall:

Corned Beef

-- Four Star Corned Beef

-- Manda Corned Beef

Each package has a Sell-By date of May 13-June 22 and bears the establishment number EST. 8746A inside the USDA mark of inspection.

Ham

-- Cajun Prize Ham

-- Chef Master Ham

-- Christiana Ham

-- Four Star Ham

-- Leblancs Ham

-- Manda Ham

-- Rouses Ham

-- S&W Ham

-- Thompsons Ham

Each package has a Sell-By date of May 13-July 1 and bears the establishment number EST. 8746A inside the USDA mark of inspection.

Ham Shanks

-- Manda Ham Shanks

Each package has a Sell-By date of May 13-June 9 and bears the establishment number EST. 8746A inside the USDA mark of inspection.

Hog Head Cheese

-- Big Cajun Hog Head Cheese

-- Manda Hog Head Cheese

-- Rouses Hog Head Cheese

-- S&W Hog Head Cheese

Each package has a Sell-By date of May 13-June 22 and bears the establishment number EST. 8746A inside the USDA mark of inspection.

Pastrami

-- Four Star Pastrami

-- Manda Pastrami

Each package has a Sell-By date of May 13-June 22 and bears the establishment number EST. 8746A inside the USDA mark of inspection.

Roast Beef

-- Cajun Prize Roast Beef

-- Cajun Rite Roast Beef

-- Chef Master Roast Beef

-- Christiana Roast Beef

-- Deli Pride Roast Beef

-- Four Star Cajun Roast Beef

-- Four Star Roast Beef

-- LA Pride Roast Beef

-- Leblancs Roast Beef

-- Manda Italian Roast Beef

-- Manda Natural Roast Beef

-- Manda New Orleans Style Roast Beef

-- Manda Roast Beef

-- Manda Supreme Natural Roast Beef

-- Manda Supreme Roast Beef

-- Manda Whole Wet Pack Roast Beef

-- Marques Roast Beef

-- Scariano Roast Beef

-- S&W Roast Beef

-- Thompsons Roast Beef

Each package has a Sell-By date of May 13-June 22 and bears the establishment number EST. 8746A inside the USDA mark of inspection.

Tasso Pork

-- Diversified Tasso

-- Manda Tasso

-- Rouses Tasso

Each package has a Sell-By date of May 13-July 2 and bears the establishment number EST. 8746A inside the USDA mark of inspection.

Turkey

-- Leblancs Turkey Breast

-- Manda Turkey Breast

-- Cajun Prize Turkey Breast

-- Christiana Turkey Breast

Each package has a Sell-By date of May 13-June 22 and bears the establishment number P-8746A inside the USDA mark of inspection.

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