Friday, November 16, 2007

It's Always Something: Sausage rolls not on a roll

Texas company recalls 98,000 pounds of frozen sausage rolls

MERIDIAN, Texas (AP) — Double B Foods Inc. is recalling about 98,000 pounds of frozen sausage roll products because of concerns about potential listeria contamination.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the company’s voluntary recall Thursday. The frozen sausage rolls were produced on various dates between Oct. 25 and Nov. 6, the USDA said. The company found the potential problem during an in-plant testing program.
The company said there have been no reports of illness.
In addition to being sold in Texas, the products were distributed to institutions, catalog sales and distribution centers in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oklahoma and Pennsylvania.
Consumption of food containing Listeria monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, a rare but potentially fatal disease.
Listeriosis can kill babies and people with weakened immune systems and cause miscarriages in pregnant women. Symptoms include fever, headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. (Ouch...)