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Meat Recall Affects Nearly 500K Pounds, Listeria Contamination Possible

A meat recall due to possible contamination with Listeria has affected 468,000 pounds of product, with roast beef, ham, turkey, tasso tasso, lunch meats, cheese and other items included on the lengthy list.

The meat recall was issued by Manda Packing Company of Baker, Louisiana, and announced today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service.

Manda Packing Company’s meat recall began back on April 10 with 20,166 pounds of roast beef affected, spreading three days later to a far larger number of products spanning several types and brands.

Products affected by the meat recall were sold in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Florida, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, and Tennessee, and were produced between February 27 and April 9, the day before the recall began.

A list posted on Manda Packing Company’s site details the items affected by the recall. Roast beef items recalled are:

• Manda Supreme Roast Beef
• Four Star Cajun Roast Beef
• Four Star Roast Beef
• Cajun Prize Roast Beef
• Manda Supreme Natural Roast Beef
• Manda Natural Roast Beef
• Manda New Orleans Style Roast Beef
• Manda Whole Wet Pack Roast Beef
• Manda Roast Beef
• S&W Roast Beef
• LA Pride Roast Beef
• Leblancs Roast Beef
• Thompsons Roast Beef
• Christiana Roast Beef
• Manda Italian Roast Beef
• Deli Pride Roast Beef
• Chef Master Roast Beef
• Scariano Roast Beef
• Marques Roast Beef
• Cajun Rite Roast Beef

Ham products include:

• Manda Ham
• Cajun Prize Ham
• Leblancs Ham
• Four Star Ham
• Christiana Ham
• S&W Ham
• Thompsons Ham
• Chef Master Ham
• Rouses Ham

Turkey items affected by the meat recall are:

• Leblancs Turkey Breast
• Manda Turkey Breast
• Cajun Prize Turkey Breast
• Christiana Turkey Breast

Corned Beef, Pastrami, Hogs Head Cheese, Tasso, and Ham Shanks are also included. For a full list of products, including sell-by dates and codes to identify items affected by the meat recall, consumers are advised to check the USDA’s website.