The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is out with a warning to consumers about bratwurst made by J&B Meats.   MDA officials says consumers should avoid both the smoked pork and beef bratwurst made by the Barnesville, MN meat company.

MDA officials say the bratwurst may be contaminated with listeria bacteria.   They say the problem was discovered during routine testing.   There have been no reports of illnesses from the product.

J&B Meats sold the bratwurst at its retail store in Barnesville, about 20 miles southeast of  Fargo/Moorhead. The sausages are often sold frozen.

The affected bratwurst bears the lot number PBB30306, and Minnesota State Establishment Number 1198. Consumers who have any are asked to return it to the store.

Minnesota Foodborne Illness Hotline: 1-877-366-3455 On the Net: Minnesota Department of Agriculture: