Nick’s barbecue recalled due to possible listeria contamination

Published 12:07 am Monday, October 11, 2021

Nick’s Famous Bar-B-Q, a Nashville, Tenn. establishment, recalled about 3,140 pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) smoked pork barbecue products that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Oct. 8, 2021.

The frozen RTE hickory smoked pork barbecue products were produced on Sept. 7, 2021 and Sept. 8, 2021 and packaged on Sept. 8, 2021.

The following product is subject to recall: 20-lb. boxes of “Nick’s FAMOUS Hickory Smoked Pork Bar-B-Q” with a case code of 23452 and a use by date of 09/2022.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 17863” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were distributed to institutions, including school locations in North Carolina. While the product was distributed to schools, it resulted from a commercial sale and was not part of food provided by the USDA for the National School Lunch Program.

The problem was discovered by FSIS during an assessment of the establishment’s production records.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.

Consumption of food contaminated with L. monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, a serious infection that primarily affects older adults, persons with weakened immune systems and pregnant women and their newborns. Less commonly, persons outside these risk groups are affected.

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