You might want to check your refrigerator to see if you have any of these recalled products.

Recalls are a dime a dozen these days. There seems like there is a new one each day for a vehicle, appliance, or food. Of course, some products that are recalled are more severe than others, but all of them should be noted. In this case, you will want to be aware of this massive sausage product recall due to possible listeria contamination.

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How Bad Can Listera Be?

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service, these products may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes. Food contaminated with this can cause listeriosis. For those who don't know, this is a pretty serious infection that mainly affects older adults, persons with weakened immune systems, and pregnant women and their newborns. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service says:

Listeriosis can cause fever, muscle aches, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance and convulsions sometimes preceded by diarrhea or other gastrointestinal symptoms. An invasive infection spreads beyond the gastrointestinal tract. In pregnant women, the infection can cause miscarriages, stillbirths, premature delivery or life-threatening infection of the newborn. In addition, serious and sometimes fatal infections 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.

What Sausage Products are Recalled?

Now, I know the term "sausage" typically is linked to breakfast sausage patties/links. However, there's a wide variety of items out there that are considered "sausage". There are approximately 52,914 pounds of ready-to-eat sausage products being recalled. The products are as follows:

  • 6-oz. plastic tray of “FREDERIK’S by Meijer SPANISH STYLE charcuterie sampler tray” with sell by date 4/15/23.
  • 6-oz. plastic tray of “Boar’s Head CHARCUTUERIE TRIO” with sell by dates 4/13/23, 4/14/23, and 4/15/23.
  • 7-oz. plastic tray of “COLAMECO’S PRIMO NATURALE GENOA UNCURED SALAMI” with sell by date 12/23/23.
  • 7-oz. plastic tray of “COLAMECO’S PRIMO NATURALE BLACK PEPPER UNCURED SALAMI” with use by dates 12/22/23, 12/30/23, and 1/17/24.
  • 1-lb. plastic tray of “DEL DUCA SOPRESSATA, COPPA & GENOA SALAMI” with sell by dates 4/13/23 and 4/14/23.
  • 1-lb. plastic tray of “DEL DUCA CALABRESE, PROSCIUTTO & COPPA” with  sell by date 5/6/23.
  • 1-lb. plastic tray of “DEL DUCA GENOA SALAMI, UNCURED PEPPERONI & HARD SALAMI” with use by date 5/4/23.
  • 12-oz. plastic tray of “Gourmet Selection SOPRESSATA, CAPOCOLLO, HARD SALAME” with sell by date 4/14/23.

The products were produced on dates from May 23, 2022, through November 25, 2022, and shipped to retail locations nationwide on various dates from December 23, 2022, through January 17, 2023. The products involved in this recall all have the establishment number “EST. 54” inside the USDA mark of inspection.

As of this writing, there have been no illnesses linked to these products. However, since these meats could be found in many people's refrigerators, the USDA is encouraging folks who have purchased these recalled sausages to not eat them. If you find that you do have any of these products at home, they should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase. You can learn more about this recall by clicking here.

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