Listeria has reared its ugly head in Texas again (now several weeks after the announcement of a listeria outbreak linked to Sangar celery that killed several people). Today, New Braunfels Smokehouse, from New Braunfels, Texas, recalled approximately 2,609 pounds of fully cooked, ready-to-eat smoked turkey breast products due to positive listeria test results in the meat.
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 lb. 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 lb. whole breast packages of “Stegall Boneless Hickory Smoked Turkey Breast” with package code “2210” on the label;
- 4 to 6 lb. whole breast packages of “Stegall Spiral Sliced Hickory Smoked Turkey Breast” with package codes “2180” or “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 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.