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January 5, 2009: Sausage Recalled Due To Potential Listeria Contamintation

On December 25, 2008, T. Piekutowski European Style Sausage, of St. Louis, Mo., announced a recall for 750 pounds of its sausage, because the products may be contaminated with the foodborne pathogen Listeria monocytogenes. ...

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The following sausage product was subject to the recall:

Various sizes of Krakow sausage wrapped in unmarked butcher paper with no label. The products were custom wrapped at the establishment's retail operation. Packages do not bear the establishment number or USDA mark of inspection.

The recalled sausages were produced on Dec. 18, 2008, and sold at the establishment's retail counter in St. Louis, Mo. Consumers may have purchased these sausage products on Dec. 18 and 19, 2008.

Eating food contaminated with the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, an uncommon, but potentially fatal infectious disease. Listeriosis affects primarily pregnant women, newborns, the elderly, and adults with weakened immune systems.  Listeriosis can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths.

 

Initial symptoms may include fever, muscle aches, fatigue, and sometimes gastrointestinal symptoms, such as nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea. If the infection spreads to the nervous system, symptoms may include headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance, or convulsions. 

To learn more about listeriosis, please see Listeria Food Poisoning Symptoms. 

If you have been injured as a result of listeriosis and you have a question concerning you legal rights, please call us toll free at 1-877-934-6274, or click Free Legal Case Evaluation. To return to the home page, please click Food Poisoning Lawyer.

For recent outbreak and food recall news, please see Salmonella Outbreak Ohio and Minnesota, Listeria Bacon Bit Recall, and Listeria Burrito Recall.

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