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July 22, 2002

New York Firm Has Recalled Braunschweiger

Buffalo, N.Y. (SafetyAlerts) - United States Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service, (FSIS) said that Russer Foods has recalled approximately 65 pounds of fresh, ready-to-eat braunschweiger that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

The products subject to recall are 8-oz. vacuum-packed bags of "RUSSER NATURAL CASING BRAUNSCHWEIGER NONFAT DRY MILK ADDED." Each package bears the sell-by date "Sell By: Aug 18 A" and the establishment code "EST. 5222" inside the USDA seal of inspection.

The product was produced on June 29 and distributed to retail stores in Ohio.

"Because of the potential for foodborne illness, we want consumers to be aware of the recall," said William J. Hudnall, acting FSIS administrator. "Consumers should check their refrigerators and freezers for this product and return it to the point of purchase."

The problem was discovered through microbiological testing conducted by Russer Foods.

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.

Media with questions about the recall may contact Gary Mickelson, public relations, Russer Foods, at (605) 235-2986. Consumers with questions about the recall may contact Bruce Neumann, director of quality assurance/food safety, Russer Foods, at (877) 427-6328

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