Ezzo Sausage Company Recall over Listeria Concerns

( Jennifer Shike )

Ezzo Sausage Company is recalling approximately 25,115 pounds of ready-to-eat sausage products that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes, USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Saturday, Nov. 9.

The product labels include Ange’s Pizza, Ezzo Brand, Creno’s Pizza, Flyers, GiAntonio Brand, Joseppi’s, Massey’s and Pizza King. The products were produced Oct. 29, Oct. 30 and Nov. 5. FSIS published the recalled product lot codes and the brand label images. Recalled products include “EST. 1838AS” inside the USDA mark of inspection and were shipped to Indiana and Ohio distribution centers.

The firm notified FSIS after a positive Listeria monocytogenes test result was discovered. So far, there have been no confirmed reports of adverse reaction from consuming the recalled products.

Listeriosis can result in headache, stiff neck, confusion, muscle aches, loss of balance, convulsions and fever. It is sometimes preceded by gastrointestinal symptoms such as diarrhea. 

High-risk individuals include older adults, pregnant women and newborns, as well as individuals with compromised immune symptoms. These individuals should contact a healthcare provider if they observe flu-like symptoms within two months of consuming contaminated products.

Anyone concerned about an illness or injury after consuming these products should contact a healthcare provider. Consumers with questions regarding the recall can contact Darryl Thompson, vice president of business development at Ezzo Sausage Company at 614-445-8841.

Additionally, consumers with food safety questions can call the toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline at 1-888-MPHotline, live chat at ASK USDA from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST Monday through Friday, or email MPHotline@usda.gov.

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