November 19, 2018

Taylor Farms Pork Carnitas Recalled for Listeria and Salmonella

Taylor Farms Northwest is recalling 276 pounds of ready-to-eat pork carnitas bowls because they contain tomatillos that may be contaminated with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes bacteria.  No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this issue.

These products were produced between October 10 and 14, 2018. They include 11-ounce clear plastic wrapped bowls of “PORK CARNITAS BOWL” with a sell by dates of 10/15/18 through 10/19/18. They have the establishment number “EST. 34834” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The pork carnitas bowls were shipped to retail outlets in Oregon and Washington state.

The problem was discovered on October 15, 2018 when Taylor Farms Northwest was notified that the fire-roasted diced tomatillos used in the product were recalled by the supplier for Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella contamination.

If you bought this product, don’t eat it, even if you are going to reheat it before serving. Wrap it in plastic wrap and put it in a secure garbage can. You can also take it back to the place of purchase for a refund.

Since one of the possible pathogens in this food is Listeria monocytogenes, you should clean your refrigerator with a solution of 1 tablespoon liquid chlorine bleach to 1 gallon of water to kill bacteria. Listeria bacteria can grow at temperatures below 40°F. Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water after cleaning and after touching this product.

If you ate this product, watch yourself for the symptoms of Listeria monocytogenes food poisoning for the next 70 days. Symptoms may include high fever, stiff neck, serious muscle aches, nausea, and diarrhea. If you do feel sick, see your doctor and tell him about this recall.

Pork Carnitas Salmonella Listeria Recall

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