Attention jerky eaters, especially ones who have some clue about the location of Castroville, Texas.
Beef jerky "sold in quantities" on April 25, 2008 and later in Castroville, Texas by R&R Alsatian Sausage and Products may be contaminated with listeria. The products are being recalled by the jerky maker.
Here’s what the Houston Chronicle reports:
.Laboratory testing of the product done as part of a routine health services inspection detected Listeria monocytogenes in samples of the jerky.
Listeria monocytogenes can cause listeriosis. Symptoms include fever, muscle aches and sometimes diarrhea or nausea, according to a statement issued by the state health agency. Headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance or convulsions may occur if the infection spreads to the nervous system. The incubation period is usually from 12 hours to three weeks but can be longer.
You jerky eaters can check out the other details here.