Texas Company Recalls Beef Sausage Over Listeria Concerns
NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) - USDA officials have announced that a Texas company is recalling thousands of pounds of beef sausage.
Southside Market & BBQ is recalling some 2,300 pounds of ready-to-eat beef sausage products that may be contaminated with Listeria.
Three Southside Market items are part of the recall:
- 16 oz. packages of “Southside Market & BBQ Original Beef Sausage,” Lot # 065-E
- 16 oz. and 48 oz. packages of “Southside Market & BBQ Original Beef Sausage,” Lot #’s 065-A, 065-B, 065-C, and 065-D
- 16 oz. packages of “Southside Market & BBQ 1882 Hot Recipe Beef Sausage,” Lot # 065-D
Labels on the product boxes or packaging of the possibly contaminated products may bear the establishment number “EST. 21577” in the USDA Mark of Inspection.
The beef sausage products, smoked and fully cooked, were produced on March 5, 2012, and distributed to retailers in Texas, as well as through internet sales to Texas, California, Florida, Illinois and Louisiana.
The possibility of Listeria monocytogenes contamination was discovered during Food Safety and Inspection Service testing.
Anyone concerned about an illness is advised to contact a doctor immediately.
According to health officials, consumption of food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes can cause listeriosis and is potentially fatal.
Symptoms of listeriosis include high fever, headache, neck stiffness and nausea.
Southside Market & BBQ facilities are in Elgin, about Customers with additional questions can contact Southside Market & BBQ, at (512) 285-3407.
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