June 27 2005
MIAMI, FL – A New Jersey sausage firm is recalling 720 pounds of its Spanish sausage sold in Florida because of a possible listeria bacteria contamination. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced the recall Sunday.
The company, Los Galleguito is based in Union City, New Jersey. It is recalling its eight-ounce packages of “Los galleguitos Primera Chorizos Spanish Brand Sausage.”
Each package has four sausages and has the code number “021606.” The packs also have the establishment code “EST. 5447”. The sausages were packaged June 16th and were distributed at retail stores in Florida.
The problem was found after routine testing. So far, no illnesses have been reported. Listeria monocytogenes can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections.