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December 19, 2001

Biancardi Meats Has Recalled Sweet Dry Sausage

Bronx, NY (SafetyAlerts) - Biancardi meats has recalled 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 Bronx.

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 718-733-4058.

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