Shirks Meats of Dundee, New York is recalling Smoked Andouille Sausage because it may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with the consumption of this product, but listeriosis, the illness caused by this bacteria, can take up to 70 days to appear.
The recalled product was packed in-store. It is “Smoked Andouille Sausage” in a clear plastic package with a date of 6/5/15. Package sizes vary from 9 to 12 ounces. This product was sold only from the retail location of the facility at 4342 John Green Road in Dundee, New York.
Routine sampling by the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets found Listeria in the product. If you purchased this product, do not eat it. Discard in a sealed container or return to the place of purchase for a refund. Wash your hands thoroughly after handling the product, and clean out your refrigerator with a mild bleach solution, since Listeria bacteria can grow at refrigerator temperatures.
If you ate any of this product, monitor yourself for the symptoms of Listeria monocytogenes food poisoning for the next 70 days. Those symptoms include fever, stiff neck, headache, and flu-like symptoms. Pregnant women may only be mildly sick, but listeriosis can cause serious complications such as miscarriage, stillbirth, and infection in the newborn baby.