ALBANY, NY — December 7, 2004 — State Agriculture Commissioner Nathan L. Rudgers today warned consumers of possible Listeria contamination of certain hot, dry, pork sausage sold by the Calabria Pork Store, 2338 Arthur Avenue, The Bronx, New York 10458.
The hot, dry, pork sausage was sold at retail in bulk, uncoded and unpackaged form from The Bronx store.
The Calabria Pork Store is voluntarily recalling the product which was sold between November 23, 2004 and December 7, 2004.
The problem was discovered as a result of routine sampling by the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Food Inspectors, and subsequent analysis by the Department’s Food laboratory. Production of the hot, dry, pork sausage has been suspended while an investigation continues into the source of the problem.
Listeria is a common organism found in nature. It can cause serious complications for pregnant women, such as stillbirth. Other problems can manifest in people with compromised immune systems. Listeria can also cause serious flu-like symptoms in healthy individuals.
No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.
Consumers who have purchase hot, dry, pork sausage between November 23, 2004 and December 7, 2004 from the Calabria Pork Store, should discard it.