A New Jersey-based establishment is now recalling three types of meatball products sold at Hannaford Supermarkets because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, a potentially deadly foodborne pathogen. This action is part of a broader recall involving various frozen, ready-to-eat meat and poultry products produced by Buona Vita and sold to distributors nationwide. Signs and symptoms of listeria food poisoning (listeriosis) may include fever, headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea (which may be bloody or watery).
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What’s the problem?
July 10, 2012 – Buona Vita Inc. is currently recalling the following products sold in Hannaford Supermarket deli departments due to the potential for listeria contamination:
- Homestyle Meatballs with Sauce, sold by the pound;
- Meatball Panini – Cold, UPC # 941260723096;
- Meatball Panini – Hot, UPC # 94126072102.
The presence of listeria in these products was discovered during routine microbiological testing conducted by the Ohio Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).
Consumers who purchased any of the meatball products listed above should discard them immediately or return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Anyone concerned about a listeria food poisoning illness should contact their doctor right away. To date, no illnesses have been reported in connection with this recall.
Listeria Food Poisoning (Listeriosis)
Listeria is a gram-positive bacterial genus that consists of seven known species. The genus was named after the pioneer of sterile surgery Joseph Lister in 1940. The major human pathogen in the genus is Listeria monocytogenes, which leads to listeriosis, a potentially life-threatening infection caused by eating food contaminated with the bacteria. Listeriosis is an extremely serious disease, and has a mortality rate greater than 25%. The two main clinical manifestations of listeriosis include sepsis and meningitis. Signs and symptoms of listeriosis may include:
- muscle aches
- stiff neck
- confusion or changes in alertness
- loss of balance
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