Friday, December 19, 2008

Mariposa Meat Recall Expands: 3rd Time A Charm?

December 19, 2008

As we predicted yesterday, Mariposa Meats (Mississauga, ON) has expanded its recall of Old Style brand meat products to include all "Best Before" date codes of the following items:

  • Smoked Pork Loin Chops, 175 g (UPC #6 28292 80045 2)
  • Thin Sliced Chicken Breast, 350 g (UPC #6 28292 50002 4)
  • Thin Sliced Honey Ham, 450 g (UPC #6 28292 50001 7)
  • Thin Sliced Roast Beef, 375 g (UPC #6 28292 50003 1)
  • Thin Sliced Pastrami, 375 g (UPC #6 28292 50004 8)
  • Thin Sliced Summer Sausage, 350 g (UPC #6 28292 50006 2)
Mariposa has recalled these meat products because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The meats were distributed only within the province of Ontario.

Listeria monocytogenes usually causes no more than mild gastrointestinal or flu-like symptoms in otherwise healthy adults. But it can produce severe – sometimes life-threatening – illnesses in the elderly, young children, and individuals with weakened immune systems. A pregnant woman who develop a Listeria monocytogenes infection is at risk of passing the infection along to her unborn child, resulting in premature delivery, stillbirth, or the birth of a seriously ill baby.

If you begin to experience symptoms consistent with Listeria monocytogenes infection, and believe that you may have consumed one of the recalled meats, seek immediate medical attention. Consumers should return recalled meat to the store for a refund.

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