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Roast Beef Recalled Over Listeria Concerns

An Illinois-based company is recalling 315 pounds of its ready-to-eat- roast beef because the product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Perfect Pasta Inc. of Addison, IL issued the voluntary recall Thursday after testing conducted by USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) revealed Listeria in a sample of the product.

Most of the recalled product was held after the test results were returned and were not released for sale, but “a portion may have been cross-contaminated as a result of equipment not being cleaned between production shifts and shipped into commerce,” according to FSIS’ recall announcement.

The roast beef subject to this recall is distributed in 5-pound packages marked with the label “GINA FULLY COOKED ROAST BEEF WITH SEASONED JUICE,” lot code number 040615RB and pack date 02-06-13.

Product subject to the recall will aslo bear establishment number EST. 19829, located inside the USDA mark of inspection.

The roast beef was produced on February 6, 2013 and distributed to companies in Chicago.

No illnesses have been connected to consumption of the ready-to-eat product, according to FSIS.

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