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Meatballs Recalled for Potential Listeria Contamination

A Missouri firm is recalling approximately 123 pounds of frozen meatballs because they may be contaminated with Listeria.

P.E. & F. Inc. of St. Louis, MO issued a voluntary recall of its frozen, ready-to-eat meatballs Thursday after routine sampling by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) revealed Listeria monocytogenes in the product.

Because the company “inadvertently” failed to hold the product before these test results were returned, according to FSIS, the product was distributed to the marketplace.

Products subject to the recall are labeled “Fazio’s Meatballs.” They come in 15 oz. packages marked with lot code 041114 and establishment number “EST. 12051,” which can be found inside the USDA mark of inspection.

Frozen meatballs subject to this recall were produced on April 11, 2013 and sold at retail store in the St. Louis area.

No reports of illness have been associated with consumption of this product.

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