Tuesday, March 01, 2005
From staff reports
A St. Amant company is recalling two types of boudin from New Orleans and Baton Rouge retail stores because it may contain a harmful bacteria, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said.
LeBlanc’s Cajun Boudin and Food Company is recalling 2-pound packages of its cooked boudin and cooked crawfish boudin after the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service discovered the bacteria Listeria monocytogenes in routine testing. No illnesses have been reported to the service, according to the USDA.
The recalled packages are marked inside the USDA mark of inspection with the package code “0214” and the establishment code “EST. 13512.” Those who may have purchased this product may return it to the place of purchase for a refund.
Listeria was found in samples of a 1,120-pound batch of boudin, a type of sausage, that was produced Feb. 14, the department said. The organisms can cause listeriosis, an uncommon but potentially fatal disease, the department said. The disease can cause high fever, severe headaches, neck stiffness and nausea. It also can cause miscarriages or stillbirths, as well as serious infections in those with weak immune systems.
Consumers with food safety questions can call the USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline at 1 (888) 674-6854.