Recall issued on deli products possibly contaminated with Listeria

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WIAT) — The Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries food inspectors are conducting recall effectiveness checks on numerous Manda deli meat products due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, a release from the department said on Monday.

According to the release, the recall includes approximately 468,000 pounds of Manda Packing Company roast beef, ham, turkey breast, taso pork, ham shanks, hog head, cheese, corned beef and pastrami.

The affected products have a “Sell by” date of May 13 to June 9, 2013. The products may have been sliced at delis in retail grocery stores and wholesale food warehouses in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi , Missouri, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas.

Consumption of food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, a rare but sometimes fatal disease.

Symptoms of listeriosis include: high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness and nausea . The sickness can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths. The Food Safety and Inspection Service recommend that anyone who is concerned about the possibility of having contracted the illness contact a health care provider immediately.

For more information on Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries recalls, click here.

Copyright 2013 WIAT-TV CBS 42

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