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Published: Friday, 6/3/2005

Packaged Tony Packo's hot dogs part of meat recall

A voluntary recall of packaged meat products that includes Tony Packo's hot dog products has been issued by a Detroit-area meat processor.

Winter Sausage Manufacturing, of East Pointe, Mich., initiated the recall that was announced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service.

It involves about 363,332 pounds of ready-to-eat meat that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The problem was found through routine microbial sampling. The Agriculture Department said no illness from eating the recalled products has been reported.

Consumption of food contaminated with the microbe can cause listeriosis, an uncommon but potentially fatal disease. High-risk groups include pregnant women and people with weakened immune systems.

The products involved in the Winter Sausage recall are sold in Michigan, Ohio, and New York. Officials with Tony Packo's could not be reached for comment.

The Tony Packo's products named in the recall are:

●World Famous Tony Packo's, Skinless, Hickory Smoked, Toledo's Authentic Hungarian Hot Dog! Label has the sell dates of 5-26-05 through 7-13-05, and product code 976.

●World Famous Tony Packo's, Hickory Smoked, Toledo's Authentic Hungarian Hot Dog! Label has the sell dates of 5-30-05 through 7-18-05 and product code 975.

●World Famous Tony Packo's, Fully Cooked Front Street Franks. Label has sell dates of 6-07-05 through 7-12-05 and product code 977.

●Tony Packo's Natural Casing Hickory Smoked, Toledo's Authentic Hungarian Hot Dog. Label has product code 6750.

●World Famous Tony Packo's Cafe, Hickory Smoked, Toledo's Authentic Hungarian Hot Dog! Label has sell dates of 5-30-05 through 7-18-05 or 7-23-05. Label has product code 6755.

●Tony Packo's Fully Cooked Collagen Bratwurst. Label has the sell by date of 6-15-05 and product code of 982.



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