July 26, 2002
Wilson Beef Farms Has Recalled 100 pounds of Hot
Canaseraga, NY (SafetyAlerts)
- Wilson Beef Farms has recalled a 100 pounds of Beef & Pork Hot Dogs sold
July 5, 2002 or after. The product tested positive for listeria
monocytogenes in routine random sampling conducted by the New York State
Department of Agriculture and Markets.
Listeria monocytogenes is 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 individuals may suffer only
short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headaches, stiffness, nausea,
abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and
stillbirths among pregnant women. There have been no reported illnesses
associated with this recall. The bacteria is destroyed by cooking.
Customers may return any unused portions to Wilson Beef Farms for a full
refund. Any consumers having questions may call Chris