Sugar Valley Meats Wieners, Beef Wieners, Smoked Sausage Recalls
|Date:||March 16, 2011|
|What:||Sugar Valley Meats ready-to-eat wieners, beef wieners and smoked sausage (small links)|
|Why:||Listeria monocytogenes contamination.|
|Scope:||Sugar Valley’s retail store, Ohio|
Sugar Valley Meats of Sugarcreek, Ohio, is recalling approximately 200 lb. of ready-to-eat wieners, beef wieners and smoked sausage (small links only) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Each product’s package label bears the establishment number "Est. 165" inside the Ohio Department of Agriculture inspection legend. The products involved in this recall were offered for sale through Sugar Valley’s retail store from February 23, 2011 thru March 15, 2011. The problem was discovered as a result of routine sampling by the Ohio Department of Agriculture.
Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail, or elderly people and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy persons may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headaches, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
The department has not received any consumer complaints or reports of illness at this time. If you become ill, you are advised to seek attention from a physician.
Customers are encouraged to return any products in question to Sugar Valley Meats. Feel free to call Reuben Erb or Lavern Yoder at (330) 852- 4423 with any concerns or questions.
Consumers with questions about food safety can Ask Heidi, a certified food safety professional.