A local Hawaii company is recalling 400 pounds of its ready-to-eat pork packaged in two of its products after a possible Listeria contamination was detected.
The recall was announced Saturday after Keoki's Lau Lau discovered the possible contamination during follow-up testing from routine sampling conducted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service.
The products being recalled include 12 oz. and 48 oz. tubs of "Keoki's Kalua Brand Pork" bearing 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 throughout the state of Hawaii.
Listeria monocytogenes causes Listeriosis, considered to be one of the most virulent of the foodborne illnesses while being the leading cause of death among foodborne bacterial pathogens in the U.S.
The pathogen is found in most commonly found in raw milk or meat products. Tips for preventing the illness can be found on the USDA website.
FSIS and Keoki's have not received any reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of the products. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a healthcare provider.
For more information about this recall should contact Jamie Kema, Office Manager, at (808) 832-4231