Chicago | October 05, 2005 12:01:13 AM IST
Pure Farms-brand chicken sausages and beef wieners sold at Whole Foods Markets in eight states have been recalled because of possible Listeria contamination.
Chicago-based New Packing Co. told the Chicago Sun-Times the sausages were recalled Monday before it reached Whole Foods stores in the eight states that include Illinois.
A routine U.S. Department of Agriculture inspection Sunday turned up the possible contamination in 1,076 pounds of sausage.
Listeria is a type of bacteria found in undercooked infected meat. Listeriosis — most dangerous to the young and elderly — often results in meningitis and encephalitis.
The recalled chicken products have a sell-by date of 11.07.05 on the package with the code P-21280. They include smoked andouille sausage, breakfast links and bratwurst.
The recalled beef wieners have a sell-by date of 11.05.05 and the code EST. 21280.