December 20, 2001Missouri Establishment Has Recalled
Warrensburg, Mo (SafetyAlerts)
- United States Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection
Service, (FSIS) said that Alewel?s Country Meats
pounds of bratwurst that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
The products being
recalled are approximately 1 lb. packages of ?Grandpa A?s COUNTRY MEATS
original BRATWURST WITH CHEESE.? The packages bear the date code ?DEC 10?
and an establishment code ?EST. 5766? located inside the USDA seal of
The products were distributed at the establishment?s retail store, located
at 911 N. Simpson Drive, Warrensburg, Mo.
?We urge consumers to check their refrigerators and freezers,? said Margaret
O?K. Glavin, acting FSIS administrator. ?If they find any of the products
listed above, consumers should not eat them, but return them to the point of
The problem was discovered through routine FSIS microbiological sampling.
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
FSIS has received no reports of illnesses associated with consumption of
this product. Anyone concerned about an illness should contact a physician.
Media and consumers with questions about the recall may contact Randy Alewel,
owner, at (660) 747-8261.