Southside Market & BBQ,in Elgin, Texas is recalling approximately 2,373 pounds of ready-to-eat beef sausage products that may have been contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced today.
The problem was discovered during routine testing. No illnesses have been reported, The following products are subject to 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
Case labels or packaging may bear the establishment number “EST. 21577″ in the USDA Mark of Inspection. The smoked and fully cooked products were produced on March 5, 2012, and distributed to retail warehouses in Texas, and through internet sales to California, Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, and Texas.
Eating food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes can cause listeriosis a serious, sometimes fatal infection that is especially dangerous to pregnant women and others with compromised immunes systems.
Listeriosis symptoms include: high fever, stiff neck, headache, fever and nausea. Although pregnant women may experience only mild flu-like symptoms, listeriosis can cause miscarriage or stillbirth.