Canadian Packaging

Listeria contamination in U.S. meats

Recall affects over 300,000 pounds of frozen, ready-to-eat beef and poultry products.


July 9, 2012
by Canadian Packaging Staff

According to the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service, Buona Vita Inc., a Bridgeton, NJ-based producer and packager of chicken and beef products, has recalled 324,770 pounds of frozen, ready-to-eat beef and chicken products due to possible Listeria bacteria contamination (photo above).

The affected brands include: Silver Lake Brand, Argentina Pride, Dirusso, Buona Vita, Mama Isabella, Whorle’s, Monabella, Napoli, Bullpen, Orefresco, Buonomici, Cupino, Vincent Giordano, Whitson Food Service and M&R Frosted Food Co.

Distributed nationwide throughout the U.S., the products were produced on May 3, 4, 7, 8 and 9th, 2012 and have the case code of “1242′, ‘1252’, ‘1282’, ‘1292’  ‘or ‘1302’ on the packaging.

The food packages also have the establishment number ‘P-954’ of ‘Est.954’ within the USDA inspection mark

No illnesses have been reported at this time.

A full list of affected products can be found HERE.