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Ezzo Sausage Company recalls meat products due to possible Listeria contamination

Posted: 11 November 2019 | | No comments yet

Ezzo Sausage Company, a Ohio establishment, is recalling approximately 25,115 pounds of pizza sausage products that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes,

Ezzo Sausage Company recalls meat products due to possible Listeria contamination

Ezzo Sausage Company, a Columbus, Ohio establishment, is recalling approximately 25,115 pounds of pizza sausage products that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes, the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced.

The problem was discovered when the firm notified FSIS of a positive sample result for Listeria monocytogenes.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.  

Listeria monocytogenes

Consumption of food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, a serious infection that primarily affects older adults, persons with weakened immune systems, and pregnant women and their new-borns. Less commonly, persons outside these risk groups are affected.

Listeriosis can cause fever, muscle aches, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance and convulsions sometimes preceded by diarrhoea or other gastrointestinal symptoms. An invasive infection spreads beyond the gastrointestinal tract. In pregnant women, the infection can cause miscarriages, stillbirths, premature delivery or life-threatening infection of the new-born. In addition, serious and sometimes fatal infections in older adults and persons with weakened immune systems. Persons in the higher-risk categories who experience flu-like symptoms within two months after eating contaminated food should seek medical care and tell the health care provider about eating the contaminated food.

Recall info

The ready-to-eat sausage products were produced on 29 October 2019, 30 October 2019 and 5 November 2019.  

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 1838A” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to distribution centres in Indiana and Ohio.

FSIS is concerned that some product may be in distribution centres, restaurants, or institutional refrigerators or freezers. Restaurants and institutions that have purchased these products are urged not to serve them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

More information can be found on the FSIS website. 

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