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Manda Packing Recalls 500,000 lbs of Listeria Tainted Meat

Manda Packing Company, a Baker, La., establishment, is expanding its recall to include approximately 468,000 pounds of roast beef, ham, turkey breast, tasso pork, ham shanks, hog head cheese, corned beef, and pastrami due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.  Each package has a “Sell by” date of May 13-June 22, 2013, and bears the establishment number “EST. 8746A” inside the USDA mark of inspection. Each package has a “Sell by” date of May 13-July 1, 2013, and bears the establishment number “EST. 8746A” inside the USDA mark of inspection. Each package has a “Sell by” date of May 13-June 22, 2013, and bears the establishment number “P-8746A” inside the USDA mark of inspection. Each package has a “Sell by” date of May 13-June 22, 2013, and bears the establishment number “EST. 8746A” inside the USDA mark of inspection.  Each package has a “Sell by” date of May 13-June 22, 2013, and bears the establishment number “EST. 8746A” inside the USDA mark of inspection.  Each package has a “Sell by” date of May 13-June 22, 2013, and bears the establishment number “EST. 8746A” inside the USDA mark of inspection. Each package has a “Sell by” date of May 13-July 2, 2013, and bears the establishment number “EST. 8746A” inside the USDA mark of inspection. Each package has a “Sell by” date of May 13-June 9, 2013, and bears the establishment number “EST. 8746A” inside the USDA mark of inspection.

These products may have been sliced at retail delis, and if so will not bear this packaging information. 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.

FSIS was alerted to the problem by the Tennessee Department of Agriculture, who took an intact sample of cooked roast beef at a retail establishment on April 5, 2013, which later confirmed positive for Listeria monocytogenes. The recall is now being expanded because of additional samples from additional production dates which returned positive for Listeria monocytogenes. FSIS and the company have received no reports of illnesses associated with consumption of these products.