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April 13, 2000

Queen City Sausages Recalled for Listeria

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 Agriculture’s 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 administrator.

FSIS has received no reports of illness associated with consumption of this product. Anyone concerned about an illness should contact a physician.

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, 2000.

 
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