Over 60 Meat Products Recalled Due to Possible Listeria Contamination

The affected products include bacon, hot dogs, sausage, and some deli meat.

If you purchased ready-to-eat meat products recently, it's time to check the labels. 

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Saturday that over 60 ready-to-eat meat products had been recalled due to possible listeria contamination.  

The affected products were sold by the Illinois-based company Behrmann Meat and Processing, Inc., and packaged between July 7 and September 9 of this year. 

The 64 products that may have been contaminated with the bacteria will have the establishment number “EST 20917” inside the USDA mark of inspection. As per the official statement, the recall could be expanded, and officials urge customers to check back frequently for updates. 

The affected items were shipped to both retail locations and wholesale distributors in Illinois, Kentucky, and Missouri and are reported to include: 

  • Smokehouse Hams

  • Pulled Pork

  • Pulled Pork With Sauce

  • Cured Hocks

  • Cured Callie Hocks

  • Cured Bone-In Ham Whole

  • Cured Bone-In Ham Steaks

  • Bacon Strips

  • Beef Wieners

  • Wieners Natural Casing

  • Wieners

  • Jumbo Wieners

  • Smoked Butterfly Chops

  • Smoked Pork Steaks

  • Smoked Pork Steaks with BBQ Sauce

  • Cheese Snack Sticks

  • BBQ Smoked Snack Sticks

  • Cured Loins

  • Cured Loin Chops

  • Boneless Cured Ham

  • Whole Boneless Cured Ham

  • Shaved Boneless Cured Ham

  • Sliced Boneless Cured Ham

  • Jalapeno & Cheese Jumbo Wieners

  • Jalapeno Cheese Bologna

  • Smoked Ribs

  • Smoked Ribs with Sauce

  • Large Summer Sausage

  • Summer Sausage

  • Sweet Teriyaki Beef Sticks

  • Snack Sticks

  • Jalapeno and Cheese Snack Sticks

  • Cooked Beef Roast

  • Deli Beef Roast

  • Beef Sticks

  • Large Bologna

  • Braunschweiger

  • Polish Sausage

  • Hot Beef Sticks

  • Jalapeno Cheese Summer Sausage

  • Jalapeno Snack Sticks

  • Tex-Mex Snack S

  • Puggy Wings

  • Canadian Style Bacon

  • Pre-Cooked Bratwurst

  • Hot Polish Sausage

  • Baked Pork Roast

  • Honey Beef Sticks

  • Smoked Beef Brisket

  • Pre-Cooked Pepper Jack Cheese Bratwurst

  • Small Bologna

  • Cheese Wieners

  • Cooked Salami

  • German Brand Bratwurst

  • Ring Bologna

  • Smoked Pork Sausage With Garlic

  • Andouille Sausage

  • Pork Liver Sausage

  • Pork Ring Liver Sausage

  • Hot Head Cheese

  • Head Cheese

  • Blood Sausage

According to the FSIS, consuming food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, a severe infection primarily affecting older adults, persons with weakened immune systems, pregnant people, and their newborns.

Listeriosis can cause common food poisoning symptoms (fever, muscle aches, headache, stiff neck, gastrointestinal upset) and lead to more severe complications in the case of invasive infection.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates around 1,600 people become ill with listeriosis every year, resulting in about 260 deaths. It is most likely to sicken pregnant women and their newborns, adults 65 and older, and people with weakened immune systems.

As of writing, there have not been any confirmed reports of illness or adverse reactions from eating the products. However, the FSIS still urges anyone who bought the affected items to throw them out or return them to where they were purchased.

For a complete list of the items, including lot numbers and labels, visit the USDA’s website.

For questions or concerns, health officials can be reached via the toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline at (888)-674-6854. 

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