The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has recently announced that Adolf’s Meat Products from Hartford, Connecticut has issued a recall for as much as 224 pounds of assorted meat as they may have been contaminated with listeria monocytogenes.
This recall has been classified as a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Class 1 recall. This means that consumption of the affected meat products may lead to serious health consequences and even possibly result in death. So far, no illnesses linked to the consumption of the recalled products have been reported.
The listeria monocytogenes contamination was discovered during a routine sample testing done by the FSIS. The affected meat from Adolf’s Meat Products include the 14-lb. of Smoked Kielbasa, 100-lb. of Hams, 40 lbs. of Canadian Bacon, 30-lb. of Bone-In Pork Loins and 50-lb. of Liverwurst. All of these meat products were made on October 20. Meanwhile, the smoked kielbasa affected by the recall have the establishment number “EST. 34651” inside the USDA mark of inspection.
Consumption of food contaminated with listeria can result in a serious infection, especially among newborns, the elderly and pregnant women. Listeriosis can present symptoms such as headache, muscle aches, fever, loss of balance, convulsions, stiff neck and some gastrointestinal symptoms. On the other hand, listeriosis can be treated with antibiotics.
Meanwhile, customers are asked to immediately stop consuming these meat products that can be possibly contaminated with listeria. The said products should be thrown away to returned to where it was purchased.