July 2, 2001Stampede Packing Co. Recalls
Small Quantity of Bratwurst
MT (SafetyAlerts) - Stampede Packing
Co. is voluntarily recalling approximately 100 pounds of ready-to-eat bratwurst that may
be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agricultures
Food Safety and Inspection Service announced today.
The products subject to recall are 1 lb. packages of "REDNECK SWISS BRAND
BRATWURST." The packages are marked with a package code of "252214," and
the labels bear "EST. 4940" inside the USDA seal of inspection.
The bratwurst was packaged on June 25, and distributed to retail establishments in Montana
"Because of the potential for foodborne illness, we want consumers to be aware of the
recall," said Margaret OK. Glavin, acting FSIS administrator. "If they
find the recalled products, 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 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 T.S. Laurens, owner,
Stampede Packing Co., at (406) 755-3377.
Consumers with food safety questions can phone the toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline
at 1-800-535-4555. The hotline can be reached from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday
through Friday, and recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day.
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