September 7, 2001
Mondo & Sons Inc. Recalls BOURBON ST. BISTRO
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’s 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
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.