Several Twin Cities restaurants and grocery co-ops received shipments of hot dogs and sausages possibly contaminated with Listeria bacteria.
Belgrade Meat Center, based in Belgrade, Minn., reported some of its products were contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria during a routine sampling. There have been no reports of illness.
Approximately 280 pounds of product was distributed under the Pastures A Plenty label to several Twin Cities restaurants, food vendors and grocery co-ops. These products include:
Uncured smoked breakfast links (lot number 311130), distributed to Linden Hills Coop in Minneapolis, and Whole Foods in Duluth. The products are also served at Bryant Lake Bowl, Café Barbette and Gigi Café all located in Minneapolis.
Uncured pork wieners (lot number 311130) distributed through Seward Coop in Minneapolis, Mississippi Market at both the Selby Avenue and West 7th locations in St. Paul and at the River Market in Stillwater.
Uncured pork wieners and uncured smoked bratwurst both (lot number 318130) served at Natedogs food cart in the Twin Cities.
Pork and beef pepper sticks sold at the company's retail store in Belgrade were also included in the recall. About 20 lbs of pepper sticks with lot number 318130 on the back of the package are affected by the recall. Consumers should return packages to the retail store
Minnesota Department of Agriculture investigators are working to determine the source of the contamination.
Consumption of food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, an uncommon but potentially serious disease marked by fever, severe headache, neck stiffness and nausea. Healthy people rarely contract listeriosis, but it can sometimes cause fatal infections in infants, the elderly and those with weakened immune systems. Listeriosis can also lead to miscarriages and stillbirths in pregnant women.
If you believe you may have become ill after eating one of these products, contact your health care provider. For more details about the product, call Belgrade Meat Center LTD at (320) 254-8287 or Pastures A Plenty at (320) 367-2061.