Pork carnitas bowl products may be contaminated with salmonella and listeria

Taylor Farms Northwest, LLC, a company based in Kent, Washington, that produces ready-to-eat food products, has recalled about 276 pounds of ready-to-eat pork carnitas bowl products. The recalled pork carnitas bowl contain tomatillos that may be contaminated with salmonella and listeria monocytogenes.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced that Taylor Farms was informed by their supplier on October 15, 2018, that the fire-roasted diced tomatillos used in the production of their pork carnitas bowls were being recalled.

The ready-to-eat pork carnitas bowls were produced between October 10 and October 14, 2018. The following products are subject to recall:

  • 11-oz. clear plastic wrapped bowls of “PORK CARNITAS BOWL” packages with a sell by dates of 10/15/18 through 10/19/18.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 34834” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations in Oregon and Washington.

Consumers who have purchased the pork carnitas bowls should not eat them. Consumption of food contaminated with Salmonella can cause salmonellosis, one of the most common bacterial foodborne illnesses. The most common symptoms of salmonellosis are diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within 12 to 72 hours after eating the contaminated product. The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days.

Consumption of food contaminated with listeria monocytogenes can cause listeriosis. Listeriosis can cause fever, muscle aches, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance and convulsions sometimes preceded by diarrhea or other gastrointestinal symptoms. An invasive infection spreads beyond the gastrointestinal tract.

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