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Kraft Foods recalls certain Louis Rich products

09-Nov-2001

Kraft Foods Inc. KFT.N, the No. 1 North American food maker, on Thursday said it was voluntarily recalling one-day production of two Louis Rich turkey ham products that could contain the Listeria monocytogenes bacteria.

The two recalled products are 8-ounce Louis Rich Smoked Turkey Ham with the code date EA NOV 10 P2310, and 8-ounce Louis Rich Smoked Chopped Turkey Ham with the code date EA OCT 31T P2310.

There have been no reports of illness associated with either product, Kraft said. Consumption of food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, a potentially fatal disease.

A sample of the NOV 10 P2310 Louis Rich Smoked Turkey Ham tested positive for the bacteria Listeria monocytogenes. Because the Louis Rich Smoked Chopped Turkey Ham with the EA OCT 31T P2310 code date was made on the same day on the same production line, the company is recalling both products.

Less than 2,000 cases of these products were distributed nationally, and the Smoked Chopped Turkey Ham should no longer be in stores, since it is past its shelf-life date. Given the small number of cases distributed nationally, the company anticipates that the recall will have no material financial impact.

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