December 19, 2001Biancardi Meats Has Recalled Sweet Dry
Bronx, NY (SafetyAlerts)
- Biancardi meats
its bulk package of sweet dry
sausage because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria
monocytogens, an organism (that can cause serious and sometimes fatal
infections in young children, frail or elderly people and others with
weakened immune systems. Although healthy persons may suffer only short-term
symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal
pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirth
among pregnant women.
The recalled sweet dry sausage were sold as bulk in its retail store in the
No illness have been reported to date in connection with the problem.
The potential for contamination was noted after routine testing by The New
York State Department of Agriculture revealed the presence of Listeria
monocytogenes in some of the sweet dry sausage. Production of the product
has been suspended while the New York State Dept of Agriculture continues
their investigation as to the source of the problem.
Consumers who have purchased sweet dry sausage between December 1, 2001 and
December 5, 2001 are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full
refund. Consumers with any questions may contact the company at