The U.S. Department of Agriculture(USDA) is reporting that the Manda Packing Company based in Louisiana has expanded a recall of meat products to 468,000 pounds because of possible bacterial contamination. The recall includes roast beef, ham, turkey breast, tasso pork, ham shanks, hog headcheese, corned beef, and pastrami. No illnesses have been reported
The agriculture department said Friday the products were recalled because of possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.The USDA said eating food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, an uncommon but potentially fatal disease. They also said healthy people do not contact listeriosis; just those with immune deficiencies and I would guess that to include; the young, old and pregnant. Don't you feel better now?
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.
The case against meat keeps building. Not only is eating meat a serious personal health risk but it's also a public health risk due to the amounts of antibiotics and hormones added to animal feed. And most importantly; the meat industry is one of the major contributors to Climate Change and Resource Depletion. Cigarettes were labeled dangerous without nearly so many negative effects.