A Pennsylvania company is recalling 275 tons of Lebanon bologna that was distributed nationwide and may be contaminated with salmonella bacteria, the Agriculture Department said Wednesday.
The recall, by the Palmyra Bologna Co. of Palmyra, Pa., affects a number of brand names: 6-ounce packages of Swift, Eckrich, Kroger, America’s Choice and Super-G brands; 8-ounce and 16-ounce packages of Bomberger brand; and 6-ounce, 8-ounce, 12-ounce and 16-ounce packages of Seltzer brand.
Also being recalled are delicatessen-size packages with the following labels: Seltzer, Bomberger, Swift, Peter Eckrich, Kahn, Hansel and Gretel and Medford.
Lebanon bologna is a semi-dry, fermented sausage different from common bologna, which is fully cooked. The outbreak is the second linked to a fermented meat product, in which the meat is cured and acidified rather than cooked to a high temperature.
Last year, an E. coli outbreak was traced to salami, also produced by fermentation.