Global Processing

New Jersey company recalls 325,000 pounds of meat products due to Listeria

July 9, 2012

WASHINGTON — Bridgeton, N.J.-based meat processor Buona Vita, Inc., is recalling approximately 325,000 pounds of various frozen, ready-to-eat meat and poultry products due to possible Listeria contamination, the U.S. Department of Agriculture''s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Saturday.

FSIS classified the health risk associated with the recall as “High.”

The problem was discovered through microbiological testing by FSIS and the Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA). FSIS, ODA and the company have not received reports of illnesses due to consumption of these products.

The products were sold to distribution facilities nationwide.

A Listeria outbreak linked to a Colorado cantaloupe processor killed 30 people in 2011.

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