Health Alert Issued For Dion’s Customers At All Locations
If you have been to the Las Cruces Dion's restaurant since December 14th, you may want to throw out your leftovers.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has issued a public health alert due to concern over sliced deli meats served at Dion's restaurants may have been contaminated with Listeria.
The sliced deli meats include roast beef, pastrami and turkey items produced by Peter DeFries Corporation. The meats were made between December 14th, 2016 - December 29th, 2016. The meats could have been used and sold in stores all the way up to January 4th, 2017.
Dion's restaurants are located in Colorado, New Mexico and Texas. There is a location in Las Cruces on Lohman Avenue. The USDA says the problem was discovered through routine equipment testing and anyone concerned about an illness should contact their health care provider. Dion's released a statement saying that no food products tested positive for listeria and no customers have reported illness.
If you have leftovers from the restaurant the company is advising that you throw them out. You can also contact the Peter DeFries Corporation hotline for more information. The hotline number is (505) 515-2660 and is available from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.
Listeriosis symptoms include "fever, muscle aches, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance and convulsions sometimes preceded by diarrhea or other gastrointestinal symptoms." If you have consumed any of the potentially contaminated Dion's food and are showing any of these symptoms contact your health care provider immediately.