72K Pounds Of Meat Recalled For Listeria

Buona Vita, Inc., a Bridgeton, N.J. establishment, is recalling approximately 72,510 pounds of various frozen, ready-to-eat meat and poultry products due to possible contamination with listeria.

Mnet 128471 Usda Lead 7

WASHINGTON (USDA) —Buona Vita, Inc., a Bridgeton, N.J. establishment, is recalling approximately 72,510 pounds of various frozen, ready-to-eat meat and poultry 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:

  • 30-lb. case of Silver Lake ".5 oz Cooked Meatballs made with chicken and beef"
  • 30-lb. case of Buon Gusto ".5 oz Baked Italian Style Meatballs made with chicken and beef"
  • 10-lb. case of Buon Gusto "1/2 oz Baked Italian Style Meatballs made with chicken and beef"
  • 10-lb. case of Mamma Cacciatore "1/2 oz Mamma Cacciatore Baked Beef and Chicken Meatballs"
  • 10-lb. case of Buon Gusto "1/2 oz Baked Italian Style Meatballs made with chicken and beef"
  • 10-lb. case of Buon Gusto "2 oz Baked Italian Style Meatballs made with chicken and beef"
  • 10-lb. case of Mamma Cacciatore "1 oz Mamma Cacciatore Baked Beef and Chicken Meatballs"
  • 10-lb. case of Buon Gusto "1 oz Baked Italian Style Meatballs"
  • 10-lb. case of Pisa Brand "1 oz Baked Italian Style Meatballs made with chicken and beef"
  • 10-lb. case of Buon Gusto "1 oz Baked Italian Style Meatballs made with chicken and beef"
  • 10-lb. cases of Buon Gusto "1 oz Baked Italian Style Meatballs with Pepper and Onions"
  • 10-lb. cases of Buono Vita "1 oz Baked Gourmet Meatballs with Pork and Beef"
  • 30-lb case of Buono Vita's ".65 oz Baked Gourmet Meatballs with Pork and Beef"
  • 10-lb. case of Sapore Italiano "3 oz Baked Meatballs with Beef and Pork"
  • 10-lb. case of Buon Gusto "1/2 oz Baked meatballs with chicken and beef"

All the products were produced on June 26, 2012. The packages bear the establishment number "P-954" or "Est. 954" inside the USDA mark of inspection, and case code "1782".* The products were sold to distribution facilities nationwide. When available, the retail distribution list will be posted on FSIS' website at www.fsis.usda.gov/FSIS_Recalls/Open_Federal_Cases/
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The problem was discovered through microbiological testing by a third party. 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 to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers.

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