A state barbeque firm is recalling some pork barbeque due to possible listeria contamination.
Washington, DC — Griffin’s Barbeque of Williamston, Inc., a Williamston, NC, firm, is voluntarily recalling approximately 30 pounds of pork barbeque that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced today.
The product subject to recall is:
5-pound plastic tubs of “Griffin’s, Pork BAR-B-Q, UNSKINNED PORK WITH SAUCE.” Each package bears the establishment number “Est. 07404” inside the USDA mark of inspection and the sell by date, “04/10/06.”
The pork barbeque was produced on February 10 and was distributed to a local retail establishment in Williamston, NC.
The problem was discovered through routine FSIS microbiological testing. FSIS has received no reports of illnesses associated with consumption of this product.
Consumption of food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, an uncommon but potentially fatal disease. Healthy people rarely contract listeriosis. However, listeriosis can cause high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness and nausea. Listeriosis can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths, as well as serious and sometimes fatal infections in those with weakened immune systems, such as infants, the elderly and persons with HIV infection or undergoing chemotherapy.