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Chinese Camp Firm Voluntarily Recalls Turkey Products

Chinese Camp, Ca — Diestel Turkey Ranch, which is based in Chinese Camp, is voluntarily recalling turkey products which were produced on April 20, 2007.

“We had some product which tested positive for Listeria,” says owner Tim Diestel.That product was never shipped, and is at our plant.”

Diestel does not believe the other products produced that day were contaminated, but says they are all being voluntarily recalled to be safe.

“Luckily it was pretty minimal,” adds Diestel.It is never good, but at least it is a small amount of product.”

Diestel says three-to-four hundred cases of the aforementioned product were shipped. Besides California, it was sent to Arizona, Colorado, Oregon, Texas and Washington. Diestel says he believes the products were shipped to both the Twain Harte Market and the Tuolumne Market.

All of the products on the shelves have been pulled by the individual stores. If anyone has purchased one of the products, it should be returned to the store.

The following are subject to the recall:

6-7 lbs. Naturally Smoked, Uncured, Turkey Breast with Pastrami Seasonings with a sell-by date of May 28, 2007.

6-7 lbs. Naturally Smoked Boneless Turkey Breast with a sell-by date of May 28, 2007.

6-7 lbs. Herbed Over Roasted Turkey Breast with a sell-by date of May 28, 2007.

6-7 lbs. Chipotle Peppered Turkey Breast with a sell-by date of May 28, 2007.

6-7 lbs. Peppered Over Roasted Turkey Breast with a sell-by date of May 28, 2007.

One lb. Uncured Turkey Breast with Pastrami Seasoning with a sell-by date of May 23, 2007.

Consumption of food contaminated with Listeria Monocytogenes can cause Listeriosis, an uncommon but potentially fatal disease. Health officials say it primarily affects those with weakened immune systems.

Written by BJ Hansen