Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture Tommy Irvin announced today that Lay Packing Company Inc. of Knoxville, Tennessee, has expanded its voluntary recall of wiener products due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.

The wieners were distributed in Georgia and other states and have a sell- by date of December 8 or before. The voluntary recall includes the following:
  • Lay's Wieners in 12 ounce and 16 ounce packages;

  • Lay's "Circle L Brand" wieners in 24 ounce packages;

  • Lay's "Thrift Brand" wieners in 24 ounce packages;

  • Lay's "Quik Start" wieners in 12 ounce packages;
The following products are produced in more than one processing plant. Of these, only those bearing the establishment numbers P-967 or 967 are affected by the recall:
  • "Madison Franks" in 12 ounce packages;

  • "Jubilee Hot Dogs" in 12 ounce packages;

  • "Frosty Morn" wieners in 12 ounce packages;

  • "Dinner Delights" in 16 ounce packages;

  • "WD Wieners" in 12 ounce packages;

  • "WD Jumbo Franks" in 16 ounce packages of 10 franks;

  • "WD Jumbo Franks" in 16 ounce packages of 8 franks;

  • "WD Beef Franks" in 12 ounce packages;

  • "WD Beef Franks" in 16 ounce packages.
"If you have any of the packages listed in the recall, please do not eat them but return them to the store where they were purchased," Commissioner Irvin warned. "Eating food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, a disease that can be fatal to infants, the frail or elderly, and persons with chronic disease. "

"Our inspectors will be looking for these packages when they are checking grocery stores and warehouses and make sure they are removed from the shelves," Commissioner Irvin said.