A Listeria outbreak linked to Long Phung pork products has sickened four people and triggered a recall of the ready-to-eat products. Consumers who have purchased this brand of pork products should check recall information carefully. Because Listeria can cause illness and death, consumers who have purchased products included in the recall should not eat them.

Listeria Monocytogenes
A CDC illustration of Listeria.

Long Phung Pork Products Listeria Recall

The products included in this recall were manufactured by Long Phung Food Products of Houston, Texas and they bear the establishment number “EST. 13561” inside the USDA mark of inspection. They include:

  • 16-oz. plastic vacuum packed packages containing a single marinated roll of “Long Phung 1988 GIO LUA” VIETNAMESE BRAND COOKED PORK PATTY ROLL ANCHOVY FLAVORED FISH SAUCE ADDED.
  • 32-oz. plastic vacuum packed packages containing a single marinated roll of “Long Phung 1988 GIO LUA” VIETNAMESE STYLE COOKED PORK PATTY ROLL ANCHOVY FLAVORED FISH SAUCE ADDED.
  • 14-oz. plastic vacuum packed packages containing a single marinated roll of “Long Phung 1988 CHA QUE” VIETNAMESE STYLE FRIED CINNAMON PORK PATTY ROLL ANCHOVY FLAVORED FISH SAUCE ADDED.
  • 16-oz. plastic vacuum packed packages containing a single marinated roll of “Long Phung 1988 GIO HUE” VIETNAMESE BRAND GARLIC & PEPPER PORK PATTY ROLL ANCHOVY FLAVORED FISH SAUCE ADDED.
  • 32-oz. plastic vacuum packed packages containing a single marinated roll of “Long Phung 1988 GIO HUE” VIETNAMESE COOKED PORK PATTY ROLL WITH GARLIC SEASONING ANCHOVY FLAVORED FISH SAUCE ADDED.
  • 16-oz. plastic vacuum packed packages containing a single marinated roll of “Long Phung 1988 CHA CHIEN” VIETNAMESE STYLE FRIED PORK PATTY ANCHOVY FLAVORED FISH SAUCE ADDED.
  • 16-oz. plastic vacuum packed packages containing a single marinated roll of “Long Phung GIO BI” VIETNAMESE BRAND COOKED PORK & PORK SKIN PATTY ROLL FLAVORED WITH ANCHOVY FLAVORED FISH SAUCE.

Long Phung Pork Products Listeria Outbreak

The people sickened in this outbreak reported onset-of-illness dates ranging from July 1, 2017, to October 24, 2018. Health officials identified patients included in this outbreak by using whole genome sequencing (WGS) to determine the genetic “fingerprint” of the outbreak strain of Listeria. They then interviewed patients to see which foods they had eaten before they became ill. Listeria found in samples collected from the Long Phung manufacturing plant closely resemble the outbreak strain.

Symptoms of a Listeria infection, called listeriosis, include fever, headache, muscle aches, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance and convulsions. These symptoms are sometimes preceded by gastrointestinal symptoms.

For pregnant women, a Listeria infection can cause miscarriages, stillbirths, premature delivery and life-threatening infection of the newborn. Other people at high risk are older adults and those with weakened immune systems.

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