Southside Market & BBQ Beef Sausage Recall
|Date:||March 21, 2012|
|Updated:||March 23, 2012|
|What:||Southside Market & BBQ Original Beef Sausage
Southside Market & BBQ 1882 Hot Recipe Beef Sausage
|Why:||Listeria monocytogenes contamination|
|Scope:||California, Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Texas|
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced that Southside Market & BBQ, an Elgin, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 2,373 pounds of its Southside Market & BBQ ready-to-eat beef sausage products that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
Recommendations For People At Risk For Listeriosis
Wash hands with warm, soapy water before and after handling raw meat and poultry for at least 20 seconds. Wash cutting boards, dishes and utensils with hot, soapy water. Immediately clean spills.
Keep raw meat, fish and poultry away from other food that will not be cooked. Use separate cutting boards for raw meat, poultry and egg products and cooked foods.
Do not eat hot dogs, luncheon meats, bologna or other deli meats unless reheated until steaming hot.
Do not eat refrigerated paté, meat spreads from a meat counter or smoked seafood found in the refrigerated section of the store. Foods that don't need refrigeration, like canned tuna and canned salmon, are safe to eat. Refrigerate after opening.
Do not drink raw (unpasteurized) milk and do not eat foods that have unpasteurized milk in them.
Do not eat salads made in the store such as ham salad, chicken salad, egg salad, tuna salad or seafood salad.
Do not eat soft cheeses such as Feta, quesco blanco, quesco fresco, Brie, Camembert cheeses, blue-veined cheeses and Panela unless it is labeled as made with pasteurized milk.
Use precooked or ready-to-eat food as soon as you can. Listeria can grow in the refrigerator. The refrigerator should be 40° F or lower and the freezer 0° F or lower. Use an appliance thermometer to check the temperature of your refrigerator.
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 individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
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, Lots 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 HEB stores in Texas, as well as Decatur Marketplace, Decatur, Texas; Southside Market Retail Butcher Shop, Elgin, Texas; and internet sales to California, Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, and Texas [updated March 23, 2012]. The problem was discovered during routine FSIS testing.
FSIS and the company have received no reports of illness due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an illness should contact a health care provider.
Consumers with questions about the recall should contact Bryan Bracewell, CEO of Southside Market & BBQ, at (512) 285-3407.
Consumers with questions about food safety can Ask Heidi, a certified food safety professional.