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November 17th, 2010
New Braunfels Smokehouse recalls smoked turkey products

STAFF REPORT

The U. S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced on Nov. 14 that New Braunfels Smokehouse in New Braunfels is recalling approximately 2,609 pounds of fully cooked, ready-to-eat smoked turkey products that may be contaminated with Listeria Monocytogenes (LM).

The LM was found through an FSIS routine microbiological sampling. The products involved include 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, 4 to 6 lb. whole breast packages of Stegall Boneless Hickory Smoked Turkey Breast with package code 2210 on the label and 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 products were first distributed in Oklahoma and were distributed nationwide in August.

This is considered a high health risk Class One Recall. Consumption of food contaminated with LM can cause people to contract listeriosis, an uncommon but potentially fatal disease. However, healthy people are unlikely to contract the disease.

Symptoms of listeriosis include high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness and nausea. Listeriosis can cause miscarriages, still births and sometimes fatal infections for those with weakened immune systems such as infants, the elderly or persons undergoing chemotherapy or with HIV infection.

Consumers with questions about the recall should contact New Braunfels Smokehouse Customer Service Representative, Susan Owens, at (800) 537-6932.

For further  FSIS disposition on the recall visit www.fsis.usda.gov/News_&_Events/Recall_060_2010_Release/index.asp.  A retail dispostion list will also be posted.

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