4 sickened: Outbreak of Listeria linked to pork products

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control reports that an outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes infections linked to pork products produced by Long Phung Food Products appears to be over.

On November 20, 2018, 165368 C. Corporation of Houston, Texas, doing business as Long Phung Food Products, recalled ready-to-eat pork products because they might have been contaminated with Listeria bacteria.

Do not eat, sell, or serve recalled products from Long Phung Food Products.

The full list of recalled ready-to-eat pork patty rolls is on the USDA-FSIS website.

Recalled products are labeled with establishment number “EST. 13561” inside the USDA mark of inspection.

Recalled pork patty rolls were produced on various dates from May 21, 2018, through November 16, 2018. These items were shipped to distributors and retail locations nationwide.

Recalled pork products should no longer be available in stores, but may still be in home freezers.

Wash and sanitize drawers or shelves in refrigerators and freezers where recalled pork products were stored. Follow these five steps to clean your refrigerator.

Retailers should clean and sanitize deli slicers and other areas where recalled pork products were prepared, stored, or served. Follow the manufacturer’s recommendations for sanitizer strength and application to ensure it is effective.

If you develop symptoms of a Listeria infection after eating recalled pork products, contact a healthcare provider and tell them you ate recalled pork products. This is especially important if you are pregnant, age 65 or older, or have a weakened immune system.

As of January 29, 2019, this outbreak appears to be over.

Four people infected with the outbreak strain of Listeria monocytogenes were reported from four states.

Listeria specimens from ill people were collected from July 1, 2017, to October 24, 2018.

Four people were hospitalized. No deaths were reported.

Epidemiologic and laboratory evidence indicated that pork products from 165368 C. Corporation, doing business as Long Phung Food Products, were the likely source of the outbreak.