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Texas food company forced to recall meat products over potential listeria contamination



The U.S. Department of Agriculture is warning people about potentially contaminated meat from a company in Texas.


3,300 pounds of meat, poultry and salad has been recalled by Great American Marketing Inc. of Houston.


It is thought that the products may have a listeria contamination.


In a statement the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said:

"The problem was discovered when the (FDA) notified the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) that routine testing of a shared FSIS and FDA processing area within the establishment, was confirmed positive for the presence of L. monocytogenes.
"There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.  
"Consumption of food contaminated with L. monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, a serious infection that primarily affects older adults, persons with weakened immune systems, and pregnant women and their newborns. Less commonly, persons outside these risk groups are affected."

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