A North Carolina company has recalled approximately 4,920 pounds of ready-to-eat pork barbeque products following FSIS sampling. The Murphy House is a Louisburg company that produces these products for distribution to wholesale and retail establishments across North Carolina. So far, no illnesses have been reported in connection with the tainted barbeque products.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced the recall on October 20th, following a sampling that revealed the presence of salmonella bacteria. The FSIS urges consumers who may have eaten the product to contact their health care provider if food poisoning symptoms appear. Common symptoms of salmonella include nausea, abdominal pain, diarrhea which may be bloody, and occasional fever or vomiting.
The products involved in this recall include 1 and 5 pound tubs of Murphy House Premium Pork Barbeque – Cooked, Unskinned Pork with Barbeque Sauce Added, which is written in red on the top of the container, along with 1 and 5 pound tubs of Murphy House Unskinned Pork with Barbeque Sauce – Textured Vegetable Protein Added, which is written in green lettering on the lid of the container. These packages each bear the establishment number “EST. 2135″ inside the USDA mark of inspection. A sell-by date of 11/21/10 is marked on individual packages of the products. (Personal injury attorneys in Kansas City)
While salmonella generally produces only mild symptoms that last a few days, some individuals including young children, those who are frail or elderly, and those with weakened immune systems may be at risk for developing serious or fatal complications. Seek medical attention immediately if you are in a high-risk group and feel that you may have become ill after consuming foods possibly tainted with salmonella. Once completed, contact an experienced food poisoning attorney to consult regarding your incident or injuries.