The U. S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service Friday announced the recall of nearly 16,000 pounds of ready-to-eat deli meat products of a California company over fears of contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.
The recall, pertaining to the productsof Vernon-based Rose & Shore Meat Co include: 40-50 pound boxes containing packages of Olympic Gold Beef Pastrami; 40-50 pound boxes containing Rose and Shore N. Y. Style Pastrami; 24-30 pound boxes containing Togo's Pastrami; and 9-13 pound boxes containing Cooked Angus Roast Beef.
According to the information forwarded by Rose & Shore Meat Co, the recalled packages - produced on April 5, 2011 - contained products that had been distributed to food service establishments in Arizona, California, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington; and there had been no retail sales of the recalled products.
The company also said that the deli meat products had been sold in bulk packaging with individual packaging lot codes included. In addition, as per thecompany, all the recalled products have the EST. 1821 inside the USDA inspection logo.
While the problem with the recalled packages was found after the company tested one of the products at the request of a commercial customer after receiving a consumer complaint; the Food Safety and Inspection Service has disclosed that it has, thus far, received no confirmed reports of any illness linked to the consumption of the recalled deli meat products.