A Bear Creek, N.C. establishment is now recalling approximately 1,200 pounds of chicken salad products because they contain eggs that may be tainted with Listeria monocytogenes, a potentially deadly foodborne pathogen. The chicken salads in question were sent to a distributor in South Carolina for further distribution to retail establishments in North and South Carolina. This is an FDA Class I Recall, which means that the consumption of this product will cause serious adverse health consequences or death.
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What’s the problem?
February 7, 2012 – The USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today that Bost Distributing Company, doing business as Harold Food Company, is recalling the following products because they contain eggs that are potentially tainted with Listeria monocytogenes:
- 30-lb. boxes of “Harold Food Co. Grand Strand Deluxe Chicken Salad”
Each box can be identified with a “Sell By” date of 2/15/2012, as well as the establishment number “P-20470” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The recalled salads may have been repackaged as sandwiches under other brand names, and may contain no identifiable information.
A follow-up investigation of the Michael Foods Egg Products Co. Recall determined that Bost had received hard-cooked eggs that may be contaminated with listeria. To date, there have been no illnesses reported in connection with this recall.
Listeria Food Poisoning (Listeriosis)
Listeriosis is a rare but potentially deadly type of food poisoning that has a mortality rate of nearly 25%. The bacterium that causes listeriosis, Listeria monocytogenes, is surprisingly hardy and is able to thrive in temperatures as low as a refrigerator and as high as a person’s internal body temperature. Symptoms of listeriosis can appear anywhere from three to 70 days after ingestion, and may include:
- muscle aches
- stiff neck
- loss of balance
Children, the elderly, and those with otherwise compromised immune systems are at an increased risk of developing complications from listeria food poisoning. The ability of the infection to develop into meningitis after spreading into the nervous system makes listeriosis particularly dangerous and potentially life-threatening. Unfortunately, even with prompt treatment, a good percentage of listeria food poisoning cases will prove fatal.
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