February 7, 2002
New York Establishment Has Recalled Sausage
Ridgewood NY (SafetyAlerts)
- United States Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection
Service, (FSIS) said that Forest Pork Store Inc.
approximately 1,800 pounds of ready-to-eat semi-dry sausage products that
may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
The products subject to recall are:
?KRAMER BRAND SAUSAGE?
?TOURISTENWURST, GERMAN BRAND-MADE IN U.S.A.?
?HUNGARIAN SAUSAGE MADE IN USA?
?TV STICKS SMOKED SAUSAGE?
?PLOCKWURST SMOKED SAUSAGE?
Each product is packed in various sized natural and/or artificial casings.
Each package bears a sticker with the code number ?018.? Also on the package
is the establishment code "EST. 4573," which is located inside the USDA seal
These products were produced on Jan. 18 and distributed to retail and
wholesale establishments in New York.
?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
chemotherapy. FSIS has received no reports of illnesses associated with
consumption of this product. Anyone concerned about an illness should
contact a physician.
Consumers with questions about the recall may contact John Schiefele,
company treasurer, at (718) 497-2853. Media with questions about the recall
may contact Walter Kump, company secretary, at (718) 497-2853.