Missouri Company Recalls 750 Pounds of Sausage

December 30, 2008

A St. Louis company is recalling 750 pounds of sausage products that may be contaminated with a bacteria that can cause a potentially fatal illness.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture said the sausage products were produced on Dec. 18 and sold at the T. Piekutowski European Style Sausage retail counter in St. Louis on Dec. 18 and 19.

The USDA says the recalled items include various sizes of Krakow sausage wrapped in unmarked butcher paper with no label. The products were custom-wrapped at the company store and do not bear the company number or USDA inspection mark.

Officials say the meat may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, which can cause listeriosis, an uncommon but potentially fatal disease that is most dangerous to people with weakened immune systems, such as infants, the elderly and people with HIV

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