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Texas Sausage Recalled Due to Listeria Risk

Southside Market & BBQ, an Elgin, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 2,373 pounds of ready-to-eat beef sausage products that may have been contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

Screen Shot 2012-03-21 at 5.26.56 PM.pngThe following products are subject to recall:

• 16 oz. packages of “Southside Market & BBQ Original Beef Sausage,” Lot # 065-E

• 16 oz. and 48 oz. packages of “Southside Market & BBQ Original Beef Sausage,” Lot #’s 065-A, 065-B, 065-C, and 065-D

• 16 oz. packages of “Southside Market & BBQ 1882 Hot Recipe Beef Sausage,” Lot # 065-D

Case labels or packaging may bear the establishment number “EST. 21577” in the USDA Mark of Inspection. The smoked and fully cooked products were produced on March 5, 2012, and distributed to retail warehouses in Texas, as well as through internet sales to California, Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, and Texas. The problem was discovered during routine FSIS testing.

FSIS and the company have received no reports of illness due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an illness should contact a health care provider.

  • Carl Custer

    Sigh. Yeah, it’s a ready-to-eat product. But, IMHO, anyone who buys sausage from Southside is going to poke holes in the casing and either put in on a grill until the juices sizzle out or put in in a skillet with a bit of water and cook . . . it until juices sizzle out.
    But, folks do crazy stuff.
    Many years ago discussing the issue of raw sausage on pizzas (bad idea) one member of the committee said he watched his son take two slices of pizza out of the freezer. He put one in the microwave while he began eating the other.