Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor | Richard A. Ball, Commissioner

Food Safety Alert

September 22, 2005

Jessica A. Chittenden

PRG Packing Corp/Ferris Stahl Meyer Corp. Recalls Sweet Meadow Farms Chicken Frankfurters

Listeria is a common organism found in nature.  It can cause serious complications for pregnant women, such as stillbirth.  Other problems can manifest in people with compromised immune systems.  Listeria can also cause serious flu-like symptoms in healthy individuals.

The problem was discovered after routine sampling by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Food Inspectors and subsequent analysis by Department Food Laboratory personnel found the product to be positive for Listeria monocytogenes.

No illness have been reported to date.

Consumers who have purchased Sweet Meadow Farms Chicken Frankfurters should not consume it, but should return it to the place of purchase.  Consumers with questions may contact the company at (718) 328-0059.

2005 Consumer Alerts