Tue Apr 12, 2005
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Two firms are recalling more than 49,000 pounds of smoked turkey and sausage products distributed in seven states over possible listeria contamination, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Monday.
New York-based LSK Smoked Turkey Products, Inc. is recalling about 39,000 pounds (17,690 kg) of turkey parts shipped to distribution centers in Delaware, New Jersey, New York and Florida, the USDA said.
Separately, Savannah, Georgia-based Roger Wood Foods, Inc., is recalling about 10,700 pounds of sausage products sent to stores in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina, the USDA said.
In both cases, the possible listeria contamination was found by regulators and there have been no reports of illness associated with the recalled meat, the USDA said.
Listeria may only cause short-term symptoms in healthy individuals such as high fever, severe headaches and nausea, but can prove fatal in people with weakened immune systems.