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Meat Sold In Florida Recalled Amid Bacteria Concerns

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Manda Packing Co., based in Baker, La., is recalling meat sold in Florida. (Source: MandaFineMeats.com)

Manda Packing Co., based in Baker, La., is recalling meat sold in Florida. (Source: MandaFineMeats.com)

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BAKER, La. (CBSMiami) – Meat packed in Louisiana but sold in Florida is being recalled because it could contain bacteria.

Manda Packing Co., based in Baker, La., is recalling 20,166 pounds of cooked roast beef deli meat.

The meat may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service said Wednesday.

Food contaminated with the bacterium can cause a serious infection known as listeriosis, an uncommon but potentially fatal disease. The disease primarily affects older adults, pregnant women, newborns and adults with weakened immune systems, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The possibly tainted products were packed Feb. 27 and shipped for distribution and to retail deli stores in Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, Florida, Alabama, Oklahoma, Illinois and Tennessee.

The recall includes 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 and Manda Whole Wet Pack Roast Beef.

Each package has a “Sell by” date of May 13, 2013, and bears the establishment number “EST. 8746A” inside the USDA mark of inspection.

Officials say the company has not received any reports of illnesses associated with the products.

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