Washington, DC,March 02, 2018(GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --
| CLASS I RECALL|
HEALTH RISK: HIGH
| Congressional and Public Affairs |
Mitch Adams (202) 720-9113
OLLI SALUMERIA AMERICANA FIRM RECALLS READY-TO-EAT MEAT PRODUCTS DUE TO POSSIBLE LISTERIA CONTAMINATION
| WASHINGTON, March 2, 2018 – Olli Salumeria Americana, an Oceanside, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 3,946 pounds of ready-to-eat meat products that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.|
The not heat treated, shelf stable, ready-to-eat meat items were packaged on January 19, 2018. The following products are subject to recall:
The products subject to recall bear establishment number “M-45334” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations nationwide and exported to Canada.
The problem was discovered when the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) performed routine Listeria monocytogenes sampling. There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products.
Consumption of food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, a serious infection that primarily affects older adults, persons with weakened immune systems, and pregnant women and their newborns. Less commonly, persons outside these risk groups are affected.
Listeriosis can cause fever, muscle aches, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance and convulsions sometimes preceded by diarrhea or other gastrointestinal symptoms. An invasive infection spreads beyond the gastrointestinal tract. In pregnant women, the infection can cause miscarriages, stillbirths, premature delivery or life-threatening infection of the newborn. In addition, serious and sometimes fatal infections in older adults and persons with weakened immune systems. Listeriosis is treated with antibiotics. Persons in the higher-risk categories who experience flu-like symptoms within two months after eating contaminated food should seek medical care and tell the health care provider about eating the contaminated food.
Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.
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. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.
Media and consumers with questions regarding the recall can contact Oliviero Colmignoli, owner of Olli Salumeria Americana, at email@example.com.
Consumers with food safety questions can "Ask Karen," the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov or via smartphone at m.askkaren.gov. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/reportproblem.
| NOTE: Access news releases and other information at FSIS’ website at http://www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.|
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|USDA RECALL CLASSIFICATIONS|
|Class I 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.|
|Class II This is a health hazard situation where there is a remote probability of adverse health consequences from the use of the product.|
|Class III This is a situation where the use of the product will not cause adverse health consequences.|
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Source: USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service