Yesterday the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced that Lone Star Brisket Company, of Thorndale, TX, is recalling approximately 14 pounds of smoked beef product due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
The problem was discovered through the FSIS microbiological sampling program.
Following the discovery, the firm initiated a Class I Recall, which means the situation presents a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious adverse consequences or death.
Two types of products were affected. Three-pound vacuum sealed packages of “Texas Star Meat Company HALF SMOKED BEEF BRISKET Fully Cooked,” bearing establishment number EST. 27340 with a sell by date of 12/16/09 and 5-pound vacuum sealed packages of “Texas Star Meat Company WHOLE SMOKED BEEF BRISKET Fully Cooked,” bearing establishment number EST. 27340 and a sell by date of 12/16/09.
The affected products were packages on October 14, 2009 and were distributed to a Department of Defense Commissary in Oklahoma.