A Behrmann Meats Listeria recall includes ham, sausage, weiners, and more products sold at retail stores and to wholesale distributors in Illinois, Kentucky, and Missouri. The ready-to-eat meat products were produced from July 7, 2022, to Sept. 9, 2022. Consumers who still have these products at home should not eat them as Listeria can cause serious illness and death. Among pregnant women, Listeria infections can cause serious illness and death.
On September 24, 2022, Behrmann Meat and Processing Inc. of Albers, IL issued the recall after receiving notification from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA FSIS) that product samples and environmental swabs the agency had collected from the facility tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes.
The establishment number code “EST 20917” appears inside the USDA mark of inspection on all of the recalled products. To see the complete list of beef and pork products included in this 87,382-recall, click the link at the start of this post.
Symptoms of a Listeria Infection
Symptoms of a Listeria infection, called listeriosis, usually appear within one day of eating contaminated food but can take as long as 70 days to develop. They include high fever, severe headache, stiff neck, other muscle aches, confusion, loss of balance, and convulsions. Sometimes these symptoms are preceded by nausea, abdominal cramps, and diarrhea.