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Buona Vita Recalls 70,000 More Pounds of Meat Products for Listeria

New Jersey-based Buona Vita, Inc. is recalling an additional 72,510 pounds of various frozen, ready-to-eat meat and poultry products over Listeria concerns, just weeks after the company recalled more than 300,000 pounds of meat products for the same issue.

According to a release by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), the recalled products 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 recalled products were produced on June 26, 2012. The packages bear the establishment number “P-954” or “Est. 954” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The products were sold to distribution facilities nationwide. When available, FSIS will post the retail distribution list here.

The release noted that the contamination was discovered through microbiological testing by a third party — neither the agency nor the company have received any reports of illnesses linked to the products. Anyone concerned about possible foodborne illness should contact their healthcare provider.

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