Listeria monocytogenes may be in 497 pounds of beef jerky products produced by Nashville-based Magnolia Provision Company, Inc.
The company reported it to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) upon discovering the contamination. FSIS noted in a press release the Magnolia company found out about the compromised food product from a third-party lab which had received a positive test from a surface sample.
The ready-to-eat items were produced on Aug. 25. The recall affects 2-ounce, 8-ounce and 16-ounce packages of Experience Chop House Style Prime Rib Flavored Beef Jerky, marked with an Aug. 25, 2023 expiration date and establishment number “EST 8091” inside the USDA mark of inspection.
These products were shipped nationwide.
No consumers have reported illness or adverse reactions due to consumption, the release added.
Food contaminated with L. monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, a serious condition that can cause fever, muscle aches, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance and convulsions, sometimes preceded by diarrhea or other gastrointestinal issues. The infection primarily affects older adults, persons with weakened immune systems, and pregnant women or newborns, and can be fatal if left untreated.
“And invasive infection spreads beyond the gastrointestinal tract,” the release explained, noting it can cause miscarriages, stillbirths, premature delivery or life-threatening infection of the newborn.
FSIS recommends anyone who has eaten the product and experiences flu-like symptoms within two months seek medical care. Antibiotics treat listeriosis.
The federal agency also suggests anyone withe products toss them in the trash or return them to the store of purchase.
All food-safety questions can be directed to 888-MPHotline (888-674-6854) or send a question via email to MPHotline@usda.gov.
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