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November 11, 2008   Email to Friend 

SELMA'S ZIEGLER ISSUES RECALL ON HOT DOG PRODUCTS
Christy Rhodes Kirk
(334) 240-7103
November 11, 2008

MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- R. L. Zeigler Co., Inc., a Selma, Ala., firm, has issued a recall of about 28,610 pounds of hot dog products that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Ron Sparks, commissioner of the Alabama Department of Agriculture & Industries, says that the department's Food Safety Division is currently doing recall effectiveness checks at Alabama grocery stores and warehouses.

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

The problem was discovered by the Georgia State Department of Agriculture through microbiological testing. FSIS has received no reports of illnesses associated with consumption of this product.

Consumption of food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, an uncommon but potentially fatal disease. Healthy people rarely contract listeriosis. However, listeriosis can cause high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness and nausea. Listeriosis can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths, as well as serious and sometimes fatal infections in those with weakened immune systems, such as infants, the elderly and persons with HIV infection or undergoing chemotherapy.

The following products are subject to recall: --12-ounce packages of "Zeigler Wieners Made With Chicken And Pork, Artificially Colored." Each package bears the use-by date of "Nov. 26, 2008" and the establishment number "P-9156S" inside the USDA mark of inspection.

--12-ounce packages of "Vacuum Packed Par-Ti Pups." Each package bears the use-by date of "Nov. 26, 2008" and the establishment number "P-9156S" inside the USDA mark of inspection.

--12-ounce packages of "Zeigler Original Recipe Wieners, artificially colored." Each package bears the use-by date of "Nov. 26, 2008" and the establishment number "EST. 9156S" inside the USDA mark of inspection.

--16-ounce packages of "Zeigler Jumbo Franks." Each package bears the use-by date of "Nov. 21, 2008" and the establishment number "P-9156S" inside the USDA mark of inspection.

--12-ounce packages of "Zeigler Hot Dogs." Each package bears the use-by date of "Nov. 26, 2008" and the establishment number "P-9156S" inside the USDA mark of inspection.

--10-pound bulk boxes of "Skinless Wieners, 8 Wieners Per Lb." Each box bears the package code "PK 092208A" and the establishment number "EST. 9156S" inside the USDA mark of inspection.

--10-pound bulk boxes of "Skinless Wieners, Artificially Colored, 10 Wieners Per Lb." Each box bears the package code "PK 092208A" and the establishment number "EST. 9156S" inside the USDA mark of inspection.

--10-pound bulk boxes of "Skinless Wieners, 10 Wieners Per Lb." Each box bears the package code "PK 092208A" and the establishment number "EST. 9156S" inside the USDA mark of inspection.

--10-pound bulk boxes of "Skinless Wieners, 12 Wieners Per Lb." Each box bears the package code "PK 092208A" and establishment number "EST. 9156S" inside the USDA mark of inspection.

Consumers with questions about the recall should contact Ken Fitzgerald at (800) 392-6328.

Consumers with food safety questions can "Ask Karen," the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov.

The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached 9 a.m.-3 p.m. CST Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day.


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