December 3, 2016

Walmart Recalls Head Cheese Linked To Salmonella Outbreak

Walmart is recalling Stallings Head Cheese which has been linked to a cluster of Salmonella Uganda  illnesses in Louisiana.  Stallings, which is based in Houston, issued a recall for 4,700 pounds of the product on January 24 after health officials had discovered the link to the illnesses. The recalled products are 10-oz. packages of "Richard's Hog Head Cheese" with the establishment number "EST. 2257" inside the USDA mark of inspection and "sell by" dates "Use by 2 1 2013" or "Use by 3 20 2013"on each package. These products were produced between November 1, 2012, and December 19, 2012 and distributed in Louisiana and Southeastern Texas. Last week, the US Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA FSIS) released a list of retailers in Louisiana and Texas that … [Read more...]

USDA Lists Stores That Sold Head Cheese Linked to Salmonella Outbreak

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has released a list of retailers that sold tainted head cheese linked to a Salmonella outbreak that sickened six people in Louisiana. Stallings Head Cheese Co., Inc., of  Houston issued a recall of 4,700 pounds of hog head cheese on January 24 after health officials discovered Salmonella infections in six people who had eaten it. Head cheese, is a jellied loaf made of pieces of a cow or pig’s head, feet, tongue and heart. It originated in Europe as a way use as much of a slaughtered animal as possible. The Norwegians call it “sylte” and use cutlery to eat slabs of it drizzled in vinegar. In the US, it’s generally eaten as a cold cut. The recalled products include 10-oz. packages of Richard’s Hog Head Cheese that have  ”Use by 2 1 2013″ or “Use … [Read more...]

LA Salmonella Outbreak Prompts Head Cheese Recall

A Salmonella outbreak  that has sickened at least six people in Louisiana  has prompted a recall of head cheese. Stallings Head Cheese Co., Inc., of  Houston is recalling 4,700 pounds of hog head cheese that may be contaminated with Salmonella,  according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products under recall include 10-oz. packages of Richard's Hog Head Cheese that have  "Use by 2 1 2013" or "Use by 3 20 2013"on each package and bear the  establishment number "EST. 2257" inside the USDA mark of inspection.  The recalled products were produced between  November 1, 2012, and December 19, 2012 and shipped to a distribution center for retail distribution in Louisiana and southeastern Texas.  Consumers who have this … [Read more...]

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