August 31, 2005
All Associated Press News(AP) – The following recall has been announced:
18,510 pounds of barbecue beans with beef made by Allison’s Gourmet Kitchens Ltd., of Moore, Okla., and distributed to delicatessens in Arkansas, Louisiana, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Texas because they may be contaminated with listeria.
The beans were produced from July 26 to Aug. 10. They contain a use-by date of Sept. 6, 13, 20 or 21 and the establishment number 27404 inside the USDA inspection seal. Each case bears the code 04075.
The firm recalled about 4,925 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken and beef products on Aug. 23.
Symptoms of listeria include fever and upset stomach and, if infection spreads to the nervous system, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance or convulsions. Pregnant women, older people and those with weakened immune systems are at risk.
Company testing turned up the problem with the products. There have been no reports of illness associated with the products. For questions about the recall, contact the company at (405) 735-201796. The Agriculture Department’s meat and poultry hotline is (888) 674-6854.