These long holiday weekends rarely pass without a recall of some sort of food product. This time it’s Home Market Foods, Inc., a Norwood, Mass., firm, which is recalling approximately 5,250 pounds of ready-to-eat frozen beef sandwich portions that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

The recall involves: 3.5-ounce individually wrapped packages of "Blimpie FULLY COOKED SEASONED BEEF SHAVED STEAKS Thinly Sliced with Onions."
Each label bear the establishment number "EST. 2727" inside the USDA mark of inspection as well as a printed Julian date of "3198," "3228" or "3238," on the products available for consumer purchase.

The Class 1, High Health Risk recall was prompted by company testing.   The ready-to-eat frozen beef portions were produced on Nov. 14, 17, 18 and 20, 2008, and distributed to retail institutions in the Atlanta metropolitan area, California, Florida, Illinois and New York.

No deaths or illnesses have yet been associated with the recall, according to the federal Food Safety & Inspection Service.  Go here for the official details.