Ready-to-eat Philly Beef Steak products recalled for listeria contamination
Almost 7,000 pounds of ready-to-eat Philly Beef Steak products have been recalled because the meat may be contaminated with listeria. CTI Foods LLC, based in Owingsville, Kentucky, has recalled 6,720 pounds of the beef products that were produced on August 9, 2018.
CTI Foods discovered the problem on September 7, 2018, when they received results from their lab that four product samples that had been produced on August 9 tested as potentially positive for listeria monocytogenes. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced the recall on September 11, 2018.
Recalled ready-to-eat Philly Beef Steak products include 672 cardboard cases labeled Classic Sysco having a NET WT of 10 lbs. The cardboard cases contain four 2.5 lb. bags of product. Both the box and the bags are labeled “FULLY COOKED PHILLY BEEF STEAK SLICED Caramel Color Added” with a package code of 4887097. The recalled beef products were shipped to a food service warehouse in Hamilton, Ohio, and then distributed to food service locations.
Consumption of food contaminated with listeria monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, a serious infection that primarily affects older adults, persons with weakened immune systems, and pregnant women and their newborns. Listeriosis can cause fever, muscle aches, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance and convulsions sometimes preceded by diarrhea or other gastrointestinal symptoms.
If you have purchased the ready-to-eat Philly Beef Steak products, do not eat them. Contact the food poisoning lawyers at 1-888-335-4901 to learn more about the effects of listeria contamination and about your legal options.