These items were shipped to retail locations nationwide.
MAPLEVILLE, Rhode Island -- Nearly 53,000 pounds of sausage products have been recalled due to possible listeria contamination, the USDA announced Sunday.
The recall affects approximately 52,914 pounds of ready-to-eat sausage products from Daniele International LLC that may be "adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes."
The sausage products were produced on various dates from May 23, 2022, through November 25, 2022, and shipped to retail locations nationwide on various dates from December 23, 2022, through January 17, 2023.
The recalled products are listed below:
The products have the establishment number "EST. 54" inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations nationwide.
The USDA says it discovered the problem during routine inspection activities where Listeria monocytogenes was found on surfaces in which the product came into contact.
The USDA is concerned that some product may be in consumers' refrigerators. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.
The USDA says there have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products.
Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.
Consumption of food contaminated with L. monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, a serious infection that primarily affects older adults, persons with weakened immune systems, and pregnant women and their newborns. Less commonly, persons outside these risk groups are affected.
Listeriosis can cause fever, muscle aches, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance and convulsions sometimes preceded by diarrhea or other gastrointestinal symptoms. An invasive infection spreads beyond the gastrointestinal tract. In pregnant women, the infection can cause miscarriages, stillbirths, premature delivery or life-threatening infection of the newborn. In addition, serious and sometimes fatal infections in older adults and persons with weakened immune systems. Listeriosis is treated with antibiotics. Persons in the higher-risk categories who experience flu-like symptoms within two months after eating contaminated food should seek medical care and tell the health care provider about eating the contaminated food.