Keoki's Kalua Brand Pork Recall
|Date:||June 2, 2012|
|Updated:||June 5, 2012|
|What:||Keoki's Kalua Brand Pork|
|Why:||Listeria monocytogenes contamination|
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced that Keoki's Lau Lau, a Honolulu, Hawaii establishment, is recalling approximately 400 pounds of Keoki's Kalua Brand Pork due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
The products subject to recall are 12 oz. tubs and 48 oz. tubs of Keoki's Kalua Brand Pork.
USDA Recommendations For People At Risk For Listeriosis
Wash hands with warm, soapy water before and after handling raw meat and poultry for at least 20 seconds. Wash cutting boards, dishes and utensils with hot, soapy water. Immediately clean spills.
Keep raw meat, fish and poultry away from other food that will not be cooked. Use separate cutting boards for raw meat, poultry and egg products and cooked foods.
Do not eat hot dogs, luncheon meats, bologna or other deli meats unless reheated until steaming hot.
Do not eat refrigerated paté, meat spreads from a meat counter or smoked seafood found in the refrigerated section of the store. Foods that don't need refrigeration, like canned tuna and canned salmon, are safe to eat. Refrigerate after opening.
Do not drink raw (unpasteurized) milk and do not eat foods that have unpasteurized milk in them.
Do not eat salads made in the store such as ham salad, chicken salad, egg salad, tuna salad or seafood salad.
Do not eat soft cheeses such as Feta, quesco blanco, quesco fresco, Brie, Camembert cheeses, blue-veined cheeses and Panela unless it is labeled as made with pasteurized milk.
Use precooked or ready-to-eat food as soon as you can. Listeria can grow in the refrigerator. The refrigerator should be 40° F or lower and the freezer 0° F or lower. Use an appliance thermometer to check the temperature of your refrigerator.
The product bears the establishment number "EST. 12429" inside the USDA mark of inspection and batch numbers 546 and 552. The products were produced on May 24 and 25, 2012, and distributed to retail establishments in Hawaii.
[June 5, 2012] FSIS has reason to believe the following retail locations received 12 and 48 oz. tubs of Keoki's Kalua Brand Pork recalled by Keoki's Lau Lau. This list may not include all retail locations that received the recalled pork or may include locations that did not actually receive it. It is important that consumers check meat or poultry products in your possession to see if they have been recalled.
- Food Pantry – Honolulu, Hawaii
- S 'N S – Honolulu, Hawaii
- Foodland – Pearl City, Hawaii
- Sam's Club – Pearl City, Hawaii
- Costco – Waipahu, Hawaii
The problem was discovered by the firm during follow-up testing conducted after a positive result from a FSIS routine monitoring sample.
FSIS and the company have not received any reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of the Keoki's Kalua Brand Pork. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a health care provider.
Consumers seeking more information about this Keoki's Kalua Brand Pork recall should contact Jamie Kema, Keoki's Lau Lau Office Manager, at (808) 832-4231.
Consumers with questions about food safety can Ask Heidi, a certified food safety professional.