Potentially Contaminated Products Recalled by Connecticut Meat Shop

Potentially Contaminated Products Recalled by Connecticut Meat Shop
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October 27, 2015

A Hartford, CT establishment is recalling meat products due to contamination fears.

Adolf's Meat Products announced the recall this week for about 224 pounds of assorted meat that may be adulterated with listeria monocytogenes. The decision was made in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The recalled items were produced on October 20, 2015.

The following items are subject to the recall: 14 pounds of smoked kielbasa, 100 pounds of ham, 40 pounds of Canadian bacon, 30 pounds of bone-in pork loins, and 50 pounds of liverwurst.

The smoked kielbasa products bear establishment number EST. 34651 inside the USDA mark of inspection, while other products were sold without labels from behind deli counters.

All recalled products were sold at retail locations in Connecticut.

The problem was discovered during routine FSIS sample testing. There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products.

Listeria monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, a serious infection that can be fatal in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

Customers with questions regarding the recall can contact Joseph Gorski, President of Adolf's Meat Products, at (860) 522-1588.