Texas-based Southside Market & BBQ is recalling about 2,373 pounds of ready-to-eat beef sausage products on fears that they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service said.
The products being recalled include: 16 oz. packages of "Southside Market & BBQ Original Beef Sausage" with Lot no 065-E; 16 oz. and 48 oz. packages of "Southside Market & BBQ Original Beef Sausage" with Lot nos 065-A, 065-B, 065-C, and 065-D; and 16 oz. packages of "Southside Market & BBQ 1882 Hot Recipe Beef Sausage" with Lot no 065-D.
The smoked and fully cooked products were produced on March 5, 2012, and distributed to retail warehouses in Texas, as also via online sales to California, Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, and Texas.
The problem was discovered during routine FSIS testing. No reports of illness has been brought to FSIS or the company's notice until date.
Consumption of food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, an uncommon but potentially fatal disease. Healthy people rarely contract listeriosis. However, listeriosis can cause high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness and nausea.
Listeriosis can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths, as well as serious and sometimes fatal infections in those with weakened immune systems, such as infants, the elderly and persons with HIV infection or undergoing chemotherapy.
by RTT Staff Writer
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