Bo Vien Phu-Huong beef and chicken meatballs have been recalled for Listeria. Consumers who have purchased these products should not eat them as Listeria can cause severe illness and death. At the time of the recall, the company said it was unaware of any reported illnesses.
Phu Huong Food Company of Rosemead, CA issued the recall for approximately 602 pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) beef and chicken meatball products on October 16 after the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) discovered Listeria during routine product testing.
The recall includes:
- 11-oz. vacuum-sealed packages containing “BÒ VIÊN PHÙ-HƯƠNG GÂN BEEF MEATBALLS (WITH BEEF TENDONS) (Chicken added / Cô Gá)”
- Lot codes 200101 through 200124
- Establishment number “EST. 7681” inside the USDA mark of inspection
- These items were shipped to retail locations in California
Listeria can cause severe infections among:
Symptoms of a Listeria infection include high fever, stiff neck, severe headache, muscle aches, headache, confusion, loss of balance, and convulsions. Sometimes these symptoms are preceded by diarrhea or other gastrointestinal symptoms. Among pregnant women, Listeria can cause miscarriages, stillbirths, premature delivery, or life-threatening infection of the newborn.