Posted on: March 31, 2010
As consumers stock their kitchens for a Thanksgiving feast, turkey is likely on the menu. But, before you start cooking for friends and family, you’ll want to pay attention to this specific recall.
New Braunfels Smokehouse is recalling approximately 2,609 pounds of fully cooked, ready-to-eat smoked turkey breast products that may be contaminated with Listeria monoctogenes, according to the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service.
Products included in the recall are:
* 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;
* 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.
The recalled turkey products have a USDA mark of inspection with the number “P-975” on it.
As a North Charleston foodborne illness attorney , I urge consumers to pay attention to the recall, especially because it could harm so many people during the holiday. Listeria is a foodbone pathogen that can cause Listeriosis food poisoning . Listeriosis can cause high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness and nausea, and cause miscarriages and stillbirths in pregnant women. Individuals concerned about an illness should contact a health provider.