Cheeseburger Recall Due to Risk of Listeria Food Poisoning

Below is information regarding a past cheeseburger recall due to the risk of Listeria food poisoning. This food recall involved Sara Lee Foods company, the Jimmy Dean brand, and other companies and brands. Our food poisoning lawyers help people sickened by products contaminated with Listeria and other foodborne pathogens.

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In the April 19, 2006, edition of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Enforcement Report, the FDA re-announced a December 2005 recall of State Fair Cheeseburgers and Jimmy Dean Cheeseburgers.  The recall was initiated because the cheeseburgers were assembled with sliced American processed cheese that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.  The manufacturers of the cheeseburgers were Sara Lee Foods, Florence, Alabama, and Peacock Engineering, Itasca, Illinois.

The recall involved 1560 cases of cheeseburgers described as follows:

Frozen Cheeseburgers – beef patties with American cheese on a bun, a closed meat sandwich. The cheeseburgers were packaged under the following labels: a) Jimmy Dean Mini 24 Cheeseburgers Beef Patties with Real American Cheese on a Bun; 12 Twin Packs, Net Wt. 38.4 oz, Keep Frozen, Microwaveable; 10 retail packages per case; Dist. By Sara Lee Foods, UPC 77900-28305 b) State Fair Cheeseburgers Beef Patties with Cheese on a Bun; 6 Sandwiches, Net Wt 9.6 oz., Microwaveable, Keep Frozen, Fully Cooked, Ready to Heat & Eat; 20 packages per case; State Fair Foods, UPC 71068-44606.

The cheeseburgers were distributed in the states of Texas, Tennessee, North Carolina, and Georgia.

Listeria monocytogenes is a serious foodborne illness that kills 25% of its victims in the United States each year.  The very young, elderly, and those with weakened immune systems are the most at risk.  Learn more about Listeria monocytogenes.