Hot Dogs Recalled due to Possible Listeria Contamination

R.L. Zeigler Co., Inc in Selma, Alabama has issued a recall on approximately 28,610 pounds of hot dog products that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria monocytogenes can cause listeriosis which can be fatal for people with weak immune systems, infants, and the elderly. It can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths.

Symptoms include high fever, neck stiffness, severe headache, nausea, confusion, and convulsions. The products related in the Zeigler recall are as follows:
* “ZEIGLER WIENERS MADE WITH CHICKEN AND PORK, ARTIFICIALLY COLORED”: 12-ounce packages, with each package bearing the use-by date of “Nov. 26, 2008 and establishment number “P-9156S” within the USDA mark of inspection.

* “VACUUM PACKED PAR-TI PUPS”: 12-ounce packages, with each package bearing the use-by date of “Nov. 26, 2008 and establishment number “P-9156S” within the USDA mark of inspection.

* “ZEIGLER Original Recipe WIENERS, artificially colored”: 12-ounce packages, with each package bearing the use-by date of “Nov. 26, 2008 and establishment number “EST. 9156S” within the USDA mark of inspection.

* “Zeigler Jumbo Franks”: 16-ounce packages, with each package bearing the use-by date of “Nov. 21, 2008 and establishment number “P-9156S” within the USDA mark of inspection.

* “Zeigler Hot Dogs”: 12-ounce packages, with each package bearing the use-by date of “Nov. 26, 2008 and establishment number “P-9156S” within the USDA mark of inspection.

* “SKINLESS WIENERS, 8 WIENERS PER LB”: 10-pound bulk boxes, with each box bearing package code “PK 092208A” and establishment number “EST. 9156S” within the USDA mark of inspection.

* “SKINLESS WIENERS, ARTIFICIALLY COLORED, 10 WIENERS PER LB”: 10-pound bulk boxes, each box bearing package code “PK 092208A” and establishment number “EST. 9156S” within the USDA mark of inspection.

* “SKINLESS WIENERS, 10 WIENERS PER LB”: 10-pound bulk boxes, each bearing package code “PK 092208A” and establishment number “EST. 9156S” within the USDA mark of inspection.

* “SKINLESS WIENERS, 12 WIENERS PER LB”: 10-pound bulk boxes, each bearing package code “PK 092208A” and establishment number “EST. 9156S” within the USDA mark of inspection.

The hot dog products were produced on September 22 and sent to food service institutions and retail establishments in Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, Georgia, and Tennessee.

The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline is (803) 454-1200.

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