November 15, 1999
Sophies Choice Meats Cooked Smokies
Cleveland, OH (SafetyAlerts) - Sophies Choice
Meats is voluntarily recalling approximately 130 pounds of cooked smokies because they may
be contaminated with Listeria Monocytogenes bacteria, according to the Ohio Department of
The product subject to recall is
"Sophies Choice Meats Smokies", identified by manufacture date 10/13/99.
Store locations where sold include the Parma area; approximate date sold to consumers
includes 10/14/99 through 10/23/99.
The action is precautionary and there is no
evidence that the product is associated with any human 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.
Because of the potential of foodborne illness,
Sophies Choice Meats urges their customers who have purchased the suspect products
not to eat them and return them to the company. Contact person: Chris Zebrowski,
Sophies Choice Meats, 216/281-7282.
Customers may bring those designated packages to
4201 Detroit Avenue or call 216-840-0111.
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