Mesa County Public Health has been made aware of ready-to-eat sausage products being recalled that could have been distributed in Mesa County. The manufacturer, Daniele International, is recalling approximately 52,914 pounds of ready-to-eat sausage products for potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes (or L. monocytogenes).
Description of Recalled Products
- The complete list of products and product codes for the beef products that are subject to recall can be found here.
- The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 54” inside the USDA mark of inspection.
What Should Consumers Do
- These items should no longer be for sale to the public; however, USDA (and MCPH) is concerned that some products may be in consumers’ refrigerators or freezers.
- Please review the items in your refrigerators or freezers at home to ensure you do not have any of the products above.
- If you have any of the described products, do not eat them. Throw them away or return them.
Listeria Description and Treatment
- Consumption of food contaminated with L. monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, a serious infection that primarily affects older adults, persons with weakened immune systems, and pregnant women and their newborns.
- Symptoms of listeriosis include fever, muscle aches, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance and/or convulsions sometimes preceded by diarrhea or other gastrointestinal symptoms. It can be an invasive infection that spreads beyond the gastrointestinal tract.
- In pregnant women, the infection can cause miscarriages, stillbirths, premature delivery or life-threatening infection of the newborn.
- Serious and sometimes fatal infections may occur in older adults and persons with weakened immune systems.
- Listeriosis is treated with antibiotics. Persons in the higher-risk categories who experience flu-like symptoms within two months after eating contaminated food should seek medical care and tell the health care provider about eating the contaminated food.
- Consumers with questions regarding the recall can contact Chris Bowler, CEO, Daniele International LLC, at 202-288-3372 or Chris.Bowler@charcuterie.com.
- Consumers with food safety questions can call the toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline at 888-MPHotline (888-674-6854) or live chat via Ask USDA from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday.
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