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November 11, 1999

Couch's Sausage Recalls Potentially Contaminated Hot Souse Meat in Ohio

Garfield Heights, OH (SafetyAlerts) - Couch's Sausage announced today the voluntary recall of 47 pounds of their hot souse meat because the product may be contaminated with listeria bacteria.

The hot souse meat was manufactured on October 15, and bears the code date of 12/5.  Couch's Sausage distributed the hot souse meat to retail stores in the Cleveland, OH area.

No illness have been reported to the company.   Couch's Sausage is conducting this recall as a precautionary measure to prevent possible illness.

Consuming products that contain listeria bacteria can cause Listeriosis, a disease which usually causes mild flu-like symptoms in healthy individuals.  However, Listeriosis could be life threatening to individuals with weakened immune systems, the elderly and may result in still-births in pregnant women.

Consumers with questions may call Couch's Sausage at 1-216-587-2333

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