RECALL: Fair Oaks Farms Pork Sausage Patties May Be Contaminated with Listeria

Consumption of food contaminated with listeria can cause listeriosis, a serious infection

RECALL: Fair Oaks Farms Pork Sausage Patties May Be Contaminated with Listeria
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August 23, 2017

Fair Oaks Farms is recalling approximately 1,134 pounds of pork sausage patties that may be contaminated with listeria monocytogenes.

Recalled product details

The fully cooked pork sausage patties were produced on August 8, 2017. The following products are subject to recall: 2-lb. plastic sleeves containing BREAKFAST Best FULLY COOKED ORIGINAL PORK SAUSAGE PATTIES with a sell-by date of 05/15/2018.

The recalled sausage patties bear an establishment number of EST. 17479T above the sell by date. These items were shipped to distribution and retail locations in the states of Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin.

The problem was discovered when routine testing by Four Oaks Farms indicated positive results for Listeria monocytogenes. The products were on hold at a distribution center—but were then inadvertently shipped. To date, there have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions related to this recall.

Listeriosis

Consumption of food contaminated with listeria can cause listeriosis, a serious infection that primarily affects older adults, persons with weakened immune systems, and pregnant women and their newborns. Less commonly, persons outside these risk groups are affected.

Listeriosis can cause fever, muscle aches, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance and convulsions sometimes preceded by diarrhea or other gastrointestinal symptoms.

What should consumers do?

Consumers who have purchased any of the recalled pork sausage patties are urged to throw them away or return them to the place of purchase.

Consumers with questions about this recall can contact Laura Villarreal, Fair Oaks Farms Director of Quality Assurance, at (800) 528-8615 ext. 4116.