Risk of Listeria Contaminant Prompts Mosul Kubba Beef Recall

Posted on March 30, 2012

The threat of listeria monocytogenes contamination has once again reared its head, prompting the recall of another product this week.

This particular recall concerns 1,100 pounds of beef produced by Mosul Kubba, a company based out of Illinois.  The item is specifically called Kubba of Wheat, a stuffed and layered beef product.  Those items that fall under the purview of the recall come in either a two pound vacuum sealed package or in a 20 pound case.

They were shipped to a single distributor in Detroit, Michigan, on March 20 only.  The affected products are likely but not guaranteed to have 12082 as a case code and “EST. 21576” as an establishment number.

The presence of listeria can greatly increase the risk that a person could contract listeriosis.  This uncommon disease, which can cause a fever, headaches, and nausea, is particularly damaging to children, the elderly, and persons who might have weakened immune systems.  These groups of persons are susceptible to serious and potentially life threatening infections.  Pregnant women that contract listeriosis are put at risk of having a miscarriage or a stillbirth.

Given the seriousness of such contamination, I’m pleased as a personal injury lawyer in Fresno to see this recall get issued.  Such announcements can go a long way toward maintaining public safety.  As a Bakersfield personal injury lawyer, I understand how important these announcements are, and I wish more people followed these announcement so they know when their family is potentially at risk.

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