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Sausage products recalled for contamination

/ Source: The Associated Press

Roger Wood Foods, Inc., of Savannah, Ga., is voluntarily recalling approximately 10,700 pounds of sausage products that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced.

Products subject to recall include:

—1 lb. packages of “ROGER WOOD Preferred Recipe, BEEF Smoked Sausage.”

—2.5 lb. packages of “ROGER WOOD, GREAT GRILLERS, smoked sausage, made with chicken, turkey, pork and beef.”

—5 lb. packages of “ROGER WOOD, FAMILY PAK, Chicken, Pork and Beef Wieners.”

—3 lb. packages of ROGER WOOD, FAMILY PAK, Chicken, Pork and Beef Wieners.”

—4. lb. packages of “ROGER WOOD, FAMILY PAK, Chicken, Pork and Beef Wieners.”

The sausage was produced on March 10, 2005 and were distributed to retail stores in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina.

Each of the products bear one of the following establishment codes “EST. 8025” or “P-8025” inside the USDA mark of inspection. Each label also bears “Sell By 5/13/2005.”

Consumption of food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, an uncommon but potentially fatal disease. Healthy people rarely contract listeriosis. However, Listeriosis can cause high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness and nausea.

Consumers with questions about the recall should contact company sales coordinator Mary Ann King, at (912) 964-6335.