Sara Lee Recalls More Than 16,000 Lbs of Beef in Salmonella Scare
July 19, 2001 — CINCINNATI — Sara Lee Foods has recalled 13,600 pounds of pre-sliced luncheon meats because of possible Salmonella contamination.
The voluntary recall was instituted following a report of a single illness. The products affected by the recall include: Sara Lee Cajun Style Beef, 8 oz. package – SKU 16649; Sara Lee Roast Beef, 8 oz. package – SKU 16683; Sara Lee Brown Sugar Ham, 8 oz. package – SKU 16688; Quality Packing Co. Cajun Style Beef Fully Cooked, Net Wt. 12 lb., and; Quality Packing Co. Sliced USDA Choice Roast Beef, Net Wt. 32 oz.
“Our primary concern is the well being of our customers and the safety of our products, and that is why we have taken immediate actions to remove potentially affected products from store shelves,” said Mike Pennella, president and CEO of Sara Lee Food service and Deli Company. “We are working closely with the USDA to take the most responsible actions that best serve the interests of our consumers.”
The products have a sell by date of June 27 or July 4.
Salmonella bacteria can result lead to an infection called salmonellosis, which can cause diarrhea, abdominal pains, chills, fever, nausea and vomiting eight to 72 hours after an infection.