Arkansas Firm Recalls Chicken Polish Sausage and Chicken Breakfast Link Products Due To Potential Listeria Monocytogenes Contamination

Recall Release CLASS I RECALL

Congressional and Public Affairs
Joan Lindenberger
(202) 720-9113

WASHINGTON, March 12, 2013 Hot Springs Packing Co., Inc., a Hot Springs, Ark. establishment, is recalling approximately 6,120 pounds of chicken polish sausage and chicken breakfast link products due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The products subject to recall include: [View Labels]

30-lb. packages of "DOUBLE D INTERNATIONAL FOOD CO., INC., 4/1 CHICKEN POLISH SAUSAGE, REDUCED SODIUM" with lot code numbers of "05013A" or "05013B" stamped on the box.

30-lb. packages of "DOUBLE D INTERNATIONAL FOOD CO., INC., 16/1 CHICKEN BREAKFAST LINK, REDUCED SODIUM" with a lot code number of "05013B" stamped on the box.

The products subject to recall bear the establishment number "P-10695" inside the USDA mark of inspection. The products were produced on February 19, 2013, and distributed to an institution in Jackson, Michigan.

The problem was discovered by Hot Springs Packing Co., Inc., through samples collected by the firm. The affected product was shipped prior to receiving the final results.

FSIS and the company have not received reports of illnesses due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an illness should contact a healthcare provider.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks (including at restaurants) to ensure that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers.

Consumers and members of the media with questions regarding the recall should contact the company's owner, John Stubblefield, at (501) 767-2363.