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September 7, 2001


Seattle, WA  - (SafetyAlerts) -- Mondo & Sons Inc.,  is voluntarily recalling approximately 20 pounds of ready-to-eat pork andouille sausage links that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture‚Äôs Food Safety and Inspection Service announced today.

The product subject to recall is "BOURBON ST. BISTRO ANDOUILLE" in 5 lb. packages. The packages contain a case code of "012402" and labels that bear "EST. 9328" inside the USDA seal of inspection.

The sausage links were produced on August 28, 2001, and distributed by Mondo & Sons Inc. in Seattle, Wash.

"Because of the potential for foodborne illness, we want consumers to be aware of the recall," said Thomas Billy, FSIS administrator. "If they find the recalled product, consumers should not eat it, but return it to the point of purchase."

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.

Media and consumers with questions about the recall may contact Angelo Banchero, manager, at (206) 725-1565.

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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