Walmart has announced a recall of Richard's Hog Head Cheese, a product that state and federal health investigators have associated with an outbreak of Salmonella Uganda in Louisiana. The USDA announced the recall in late January, saying a cluster of six people in Louisiana fell sick from the same strain of the pathogen. A lengthy retail distribution list published by USDA included many independent stores and small chains, but no mention of Walmart.
But Walmart's Corporate web site recently added "Stallings Head Cheese Co. ready-to-eat pork products'' to its listings, saying the products were sold at Walmart stores. The item included a link to the original USDA recall notice recalling 4,700 pounds of hog head cheese that may be contaminated with Salmonella. Stallings is based in Houston, Texas, but the bulk of distribution was throughout Louisiana. Walmart didn't specify which of its stores sold the product, which was made November 1, 2012, and December 19, 2012. The recall applies to 10-oz. packages of "Richard's Hog Head Cheese" bearing establishment number "EST. 2257" inside the USDA mark of inspection and sell by dates "Use by 2 1 2013" or "Use by 3 20 2013"on each package.
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