BOISE -- Food processing company B and D Foods is conducting a voluntary recall of cooked frozen meat products, the company said in a press release Saturday.
The recall includes chicken, beef, and pork products, and is limited only to production on December 6, as a precautionary measure due to potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes.
The products, totaling 33,500 pounds, were manufactured B and D Food's Boise facility and were sold to distributors and food manufacturers in Idaho, Utah, Oregon, Washington, Colorado, Montana, California and Ohio, who supply to restaurants and airlines, the company said.
The recalled products are not sold in grocery stores.
B and D Foods says that a sample tested by one of the company's clients produced questionable results. After further testing at an outside lab, B and D was notified that Listeria monocytogenes was detected in one of eight test samples.
The company says the product that tested positive was not released for public consumption. However, to be proactive and ensure the safety of its product and consumers, B and D Foods identified all products that were manufactured on Dec. 6 that could have been cross contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes and asked its clients to return all products manufactured on that specific date.
“Quality assurance and safety tests are taken daily and analyzed by an independent laboratory. B and D Foods is taking these precautionary recall measures to assure that products are healthy and safe for our customers and consumers,” said Tim Andersen, president of B and D Foods. “B and D Foods has zero tolerance for listeria or any other contaminant. B and D Foods is committed to continue its intense testing process.”
According to the company, this is the first recall in its 30 year history.