There have been no confirmed reports of people becoming sick from eating these products, but the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service is concerned that some of these products are in distribution centers, restaurants or institutions. Restaurants and institutions that bought these products are urged not to serve them, but to throw them away or return them.
>>Recall alert: Chicken recall expanded due to listeria contamination concerns
Eating food contaminated with Listeria Monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, a serious infection that primarily affects older adults, people with weakened immune systems, pregnant women and newborns. People in these categories who experience flu-like symptoms within two months of eating contaminated food should seek medical care and tell their health care provider about eating the contaminated food.
Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Darryl Thompson, V.P. of Business Development for Ezzo Sausage Company, at (614)-445-8841.