More Than 700 Pounds of Poultry and Beef Recalled in 3 States

Heads-up to party-planners, caterers and restaurant diners: The manufacturer reports some cold cuts, turkey, jarred dips and more may be contaminated.

Pelleh Poultry Corp., a company based in New York that processes kosher poultry and beef, has announced a recall of 708 pounds of ready-to-eat meat products due to the possible presence of dangerous bacteria.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) issued an advisory regarding the recall on December 1, 2023. The company had informed the FSIS that it identified the presence of Listeria during routine testing of some products. 

The potentially affected products include a variety of turkey, duck, and chicken sausages, as well as whole smoked chicken breasts, drumsticks, high-end spreads, and more that were distributed to stores, restaurants, and caterers in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. The affected lot can be identified by the number “EST. P44121” inside the standard USDA inspection stamp. The items subject to the recall were packaged between October 25, 2023 and November 20, 2023. Specific products are available on full list of recalled items.

In the December 1 advisory, the FSIS stated that to date, there had been “no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products.” If you have consumed any of the recalled products and experience symptoms of illness, the authorities state it is essential to consult a healthcare provider. Consumption of food contaminated with Listeria can lead to listeriosis, which the CDC states is usually characterized by the following symptoms:

  • fever
  • muscle aches
  • headache
  • stiff neck
  • confusion
  • loss of balance
  • convulsions

The CDC adds: “Listeria are most likely to sicken people who are pregnant and their newborns, adults aged 65 or older, and people with weakened immune systems.”

Meaghan Cameron, MS
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