Illinois Firm Has Recalled Sausage Products
Chicago, IL (SafetyAlerts)
- United States Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection
Service, (FSIS) said that V.A.M.D., Inc., doing business as Harczak Sausage
pounds of fully cooked sausage that may be contaminated with Salmonella.
The products subject to recall are 16-ounce, individually vacuum-packed
rings of, "Harczak’s Sausage, Sudzuk, BOSNIAN BRAND SAUSAGE, Made in
Illinois, SMOKE FLAVORS ADDED." Each package bears the establishment number,
"EST. 21710" inside the USDA mark of inspection. The 16-ounce sausage rings
are packed in 50-pound cases, which bear the date code "202142."
The sausage was produced on August 2 and distributed in Georgia.
"Because of the potential for foodborne illness, we want consumers to be
aware of the recall," said William Hudnall, acting FSIS administrator.
"Consumers who have purchased this product are urged not to eat it but to
return it to the place of purchase."
The problem was discovered through routine FSIS microbiological sampling.
Consumption of food contaminated with Salmonella can cause salmonellosis,
one of the most common bacterial foodborne illnesses. Salmonella infections
can be life threatening, especially for infants, the frail or elderly and
persons with chronic disease, with HIV infection, or taking chemotherapy.
The most common manifestations of salmonellosis are diarrhea, abdominal
cramps and fever within eight to 72 hours. Additional symptoms may be
chills, headache, nausea and vomiting that can last up to seven days.
FSIS has received no reports of illness associated with consumption of this
product. Anyone concerned about an illness should contact a physician.
Consumers and Media with questions about the recall may contact Aleksandar
Lazic, company vice president, at (773) 631-8400.