Alexander&Hornung, a Michigan-based unit of Perdue Premium Meat Co., Inc. has initiated a recall of more than 234,000 pounds of processed meat products due to the possibility of listeria contamination.
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), the recall applies to 17 products displaying the establishment number "EST. M10125" inside the USDA mark of inspection. This includes brands such as Alexander&Hornung, Big Y, Butcher Boy, Five Star, Food Club, Garrett Valley Farms, Niman Ranch, Open Nature, and Wellshire Wood. See the full list of brands involved here.
Although there have been no reported illnesses or complaints associated with the meat items and there is no conclusive evidence that the products were contaminated at the time of shipment, Alexander&Hornung initiated the recall "out of an abundance of caution," according to a company statement.
The items were shipped to retail locations nationwide and have sell-by dates between December 2021 and May 2022.
The FSIS wrote in its notice posted on Sunday that it's "concerned that some products may be in consumers' refrigerators or freezers. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them."
Foods contaminated with listeria can cause listeriosis, an infection that primarily affects older adults, those with compromised immune systems, pregnant women, and newborns, according to the FSIS. Symptoms can include fever, muscle aches, headache, stiff neck, and confusion, sometimes preceded by gastrointestinal issues.
If you've purchased any of the recalled meat products, the FSIS advises you to throw them away or return them to the place of purchase.
If you have any additional questions related to the recall, call the Alexander&Hornung Consumer Hotline at 1-866-866-3703 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. EST.
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