July 22, 2003
ALLERGY ALERT ON LISTERIA IN DRY
Vincent's Meat Market, 2374 Arthur Ave, Bronx, NY 10458, is recalling dry
sausage which they manufactured, due to listeria contaimination.
This products was offered for sale in unpackaged bulk form in the retail
store. Listeria is a common organism found in nature. It causes
complications for pregnant women, such as still birth. Other problems can
manifest in people with compromised immune systems. Listeria can also cause
serious flu-like symptoms in healthy individuals.
The problem was discoverd after routine sampling by New York State
Department of Agriculture and Markets Food Inspectors found the product to
be positive for Listeria monocytgenes.
Vincent's Meat Market has voluntarily closed its production/retail
department until they, and Department officials, determine the source of the
No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.
Consumers who have purchased Dry Sausage from this meat market should reutrn
it to the store. Consumers with questions may contact the company at