Tuesday, June 28, 2005
Officials with Publix Super Markets and Winn-Dixie said Monday that their Polk County stores do not carry the Spanish sausage being recalled by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The USDA announced a recall Sunday of 720 pounds of “Los Galleguitos Primera Chorizos Spanish Brand Sausage” due to possible listeria bacteria contamination. The recall applies to 8-ounce packages of the sausage with the code number “021606,” and the establishment code “EST. 5447.” Each package contains four sausages. The sausages were packaged June 16 and were distributed to retail stores in Florida. Publix and Winn-Dixie officials said the sausages were sold only in their Miami-area stores and have been removed. Listeria monocytogenes can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections. Young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems are especially vulnerable.