April 13, 2000Queen City Sausages Recalled for
Cincinnati, OH (SafetyAlerts) - Queen City Sausage and
Provision Inc. is voluntarily recalling approximately 850 pounds of smoked sausage and
bratwurst that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department
of Agricultures Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.
The products subject to recall are one-pound
packages containing a mix of "Queen City Sausage" brand skinless bratwurst and
smoked sausage, one-pound packages of "Queen City Sausage" brand skinless smoked
sausage, three-pound packages of "Queen City Sausage" brand skinless family pack
cooked bratwurst, and five-pound packages of "Queen City Brand" smoked sausage.
All of the recalled products have "sell by
060500" on the package, and the each label bears "EST. 6838" inside the
USDA seal of inspection.
The products were packaged April 6 and distributed
to retail establishments in the Cincinnati area.
"Because of the potential for foodborne
illness, we urge consumers who have purchased the suspect products not to eat them, but to
return them to the point of purchase," said Philip Derfler, FSIS acting
FSIS has received no reports of illness associated
with consumption of this product. Anyone concerned about an illness should contact a
Consumption of food contaminated with Listeria
monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, an uncommon but potentially fatal disease.
Healthy people rarely contract listeriosis. 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 weak immune
systems--infants, the frail or elderly, and persons with chronic disease, with HIV
infection, or taking chemotherapy.
Consumers with questions about the recall may
contact David Dramis, general manager, at (513) 541-5581.
Notice of this product warning was sent via email
to SafeMail subscribers April 13,
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