Nearly 40,000 pounds of Foster Farms Chicken Breast Grilled Strips and 8 pounds of beef jerky products shipped by Delicious Beef Jerky, LLC, an Albuquerque firm are being recalled by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service on fears that the strips are contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes and the beef was marked without inspection.
FSIS said 3.5 pounds of Chicken Breast Grilled Strips with August 5, 2014 date of packing bearing number P-33901 are being recalled from warehouses in California, Texas, Utah and Washington as the company found the potential Listeria contamination.
Listeria monocytogenes turns into Listeriosis, which can cause confusion, convulsions, diarrhea, fever, headache, muscle aches and stiff neck. Listeriosis is dangerous for pregnant woman and can cause premature delivery, miscarriages, stillbirths and infections in the newborn baby.
The other jerky beef products of Delicious Beef Jerky, LLC, an Albuquerque firm, are being recalled and about 8 pounds of beef jerky products were found marked and shipped without inspection.
The products subject to recall are packed in 2.5 once and 5 ounce plastic bags of DELICIOUS BEEF JERKY Lemon Pepper Seasoned Beef Jerky with a use-by date of 0911155, said the alert. The products, which contain the establishment number “EST. 34408” inside the USDA Mark of Inspection, were sold in small retail stores in the Albuquerque, N.M. area. All 2.5 once and 5 ounce plastic bags with a use-by date of 9-11-15 are being recalled.
The problem came to the notice of authorities when a friend of an FSIS inspector who purchased it at a liquor store in Albuquerque and alerted the inspector over the mark which should not have been there as it was not inspected. Though the FSIS and the company have not received any reports of adverse reactions or illness due to consumption of these products,it sought early notification if any.
USDA Recall Classifications have three classes. Class I means a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.
Class II means a health hazard situation where there is a remote probability of adverse health consequences from the use of the product. Class III is a situation where the use of the product will not cause adverse health consequences.