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Ready to Eat Pork Recalled over Listeria Test

Keoki’s Lau Lau, a Honolulu, HI establishment, is recalling approximately 400 pounds of a ready-to-eat pork product due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The following product is subject to recall:

• 12 oz. tubs of “Keoki’s Kalua Brand Pork”

• 48 oz. tubs of “Keoki’s Kalua Brand Pork”

The product bears the establishment number “EST. 12429” inside the USDA mark of inspection and batch numbers 546 and 552. The products were produced on May 24 and 25, 2012, and distributed to retail establishments in Hawaii.

  • dr butterweck

    Pork is the safest meat we have. One would not have a problem with listeria if it was natural.

  • Mr Bystander

    In response to dr butterweck, if you are talking about organic pork, here is a blurb from the USDA website:
    “According to USDA, “no distinctions should be made between organically and non-organically produced products in terms of quality, appearance, or safety.” In other words, no claims accurately can be made that organic or natural pork is in some way inherently better than pork produced by traditional production practices.”
    Ponder on that with your cup of coffee.

  • Paul F Schwarz

    I know first hands about the problems with listeria!
    Paul A Schwarz
    Section 51 Row 1 Grave 3 Ft Leavenworth/Leavenworth National Cemetery

  • drbutterweck

    in response to bystander
    I was referring to natural, not organic pork