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WASHINGTON, November 18, 2002—Mahaffey’s Food Products, a Myerstown, Pa., establishment, is voluntarily recalling approximately 1100 pounds of souse, a cooked pork product, that may be contaminated with Salmonella, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced today.
The products subject to recall are 12-and 36-ounce packages of “Mahaffey’s SOUSE.” Each package bears the establishment number, “EST. 9656” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The company’s name and address are also printed on each label.
The souse was produced and packaged on Nov. 6 and distributed to retail stores in Pennsylvania.
“Because of the potential for food-borne illness, we want consumers to be aware of the recall,” said Dr. Garry L. McKee, FSIS administrator. “Consumers who have purchased this product are urged not to eat it but to return it to the place of purchase.”
The problem was discovered through routine FSIS microbiological sampling.
Consumption of food contaminated with Salmonella can cause salmonellosis, one of the most common bacterial food-borne illnesses. Salmonella infections can be life threatening, especially for infants, the frail or elderly and persons with chronic disease, with HIV infection, or taking chemotherapy. The most common manifestations of salmonellosis are diarrhea, abdominal cramps and fever within eight to 72 hours. Additional symptoms include chills, headache, nausea and vomiting that can last up to seven days.
There is absolutely no reason to have humans or animals suffer and die because of the production of food. From our research, we believe all food-borne illnesses (so-called "stomach flu," for example) originate within the meat and dairy industries or from cross-contamination. We believe that one day, in the not too distant future, the meat and dairy industries will be held financially responsible much in the same way that the tobacco industry has been held responsible for the illnesses and deaths that result from their products.
In this single, small recall, we estimate that approximately 6 pigs suffered and died needlessly because of the human greed and carelessness involved in this industry. Humans have a choice whether or not to eat these animal products - the pigs were not given a choice concerning their lives.
We don't need to eat animals or their by-products to live. There is an abundance of plant based foods to satisfy our every need; and plant foods don't have the food-borne illness risks and hazards. See our Recipes section for some helpful and healthful suggestions.
We began this archive as a means of assisting our visitors in answering many of their health and diet questions, and in encouraging them to take a pro-active part in their own health. We believe the articles and information contained herein are true, but are not presenting them as advice. We, personally, have found that a vegan diet has helped our own health, and simply wish to share with others the things we have found. Each of us must make our own decisions, for it's our own body. If you have a health problem, see your own physician.
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