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Listeria Test Prompts Recall of Wieners, Sausages

An Ohio company has recalled approximately 200 pounds of ready-to-eat wieners, beef wieners and small-link smoked sausage because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

According to a news release, the potential problem at Sugar Valley Meats of Sugarcreek, OH, was discovered as a result of routine sampling by the Ohio Department of Agriculture.

The department has not received any consumer complaints or reports of illness.

Package labels bear the establishment number (Est. 165) inside the Ohio Department of  Agriculture inspection legend. The products involved were sold through Sugar Valley’s retail store from Feb. 23 through March 15.

Consumption of food contaminated with listeria monocytogenes can cause listerosis, an uncommon but potentially fatal disease in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.

Customers are encouraged to return any products in question to Sugar Valley Meats, and may call Reuben Erb or Lavern Yoder at 330-852-4423 with concerns or questions.

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