Manda Packing Company Recalls 468,000 Pounds Of Meat Over Possible Bacterial Contamination

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NEW ORLEANS — The U.S. Department of Agriculture says a Louisiana-based meat packing company has expanded a recall of meat products because of possible bacterial contamination. No illnesses have been reported

The Manda Packing Company recall announced this past week now includes 468,000 pounds of roast beef, ham, turkey breast, tasso pork, ham shanks, hog headcheese, corned beef, and pastrami.  

The agriculture department said Friday the products were recalled because of possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.

The products were shipped to retailers in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas.

The USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service listed eight types of meat sold under 41 different names with various “sell by” dates. Its news release said some of the products may have been sliced at retail delis, and if so will not bear packaging information.

A statement posted Saturday on company’s website says the recalled meats were produced at Manda’s facility in Baker, La. between Feb. 27 and April 9.

The USDA said eating food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, an uncommon but potentially fatal disease.

“Healthy people rarely contract listeriosis,” the statement said. But the disease can be serious and sometimes fatal for those with weakened immune systems, and it can cause miscarriages and stillbirths.

“We are committed to work with USDA in reviewing and enhancing our food safety system so we can continue to ensure that our products are safe, wholesome and worthy of our brand name,” Josh Yarborough, director of quality assurance for Manda, said in Saturday’s statement.

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2 thoughts on “Manda Packing Company Recalls 468,000 Pounds Of Meat Over Possible Bacterial Contamination

  1. Why is it when the USDA, FDA, or some comparable state agency shuts down a local food producer that the bacterial agent (other than E-coli in some cases of contamination of corporate-produced beef) is always Listeria? It’s as if the government “inspector” is carrying around vials of this germ to infect the product he is “inspecting.”

    And in the rare cases that the accused producers take these government jerks to court, the government agents refuse to produce defining evidence, and attorneys and judges involved allow this miscarriage of justice. [Yes, I know BAR attorneys and judges have given their allegiance to the Crown, which are the British bloodline banksters, not the British monarchy.)

    I can honestly say that throughout all of these government “alerts” of supposed food contamination, that the only problem I have ever had is eating non-locally produced eggs and lettuce, from which I have rarely contracted “trots to the loo,” nothing else. And that was with no government “alerts” on those particular food products at those times.

    Me thinks that corrupt government agencies are using this accusation in the death march against U.S. farmers and food producers, supporting Agenda 21 and putting local U.S. food producers out of business to allow for more off-shoring of jobs and off-shore food production.

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