Christmas did not pass at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service without the need to issue a Class I, High Health Risk recall.   (We wonder if those new appointees are being told by the Obama transition team that they have to work weekends and holidays?)

Anyway, here’s what is happening. Routine testing by FSIS of sausage made by T. Piekutowski in St. Louis on Dec. 18th and purchased on the 18th and 19th was positive for Listeria.   This led to this recall of 750 pounds of the European style sausage.


Details: Various sizes of Krakow sausage wrapped in unmarked butcher paper with no label. The products were custom wrapped at the establishment’s retail outlet. Packages do not bear the establishment number or USDA mark of inspection.

Listeria can cause illness, death, and pregnancies ending in still birth.