On October 26, 2015, Adolf Meat Products issued a voluntary recall of 224 pounds of meat after concerns arose that it may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The Hartford, Connecticut company produced the affected items on October 20, 2015. Meats affected by the recall include 14 pounds of Smoked Kielbasa, 100 pounds of Ham, 40 pounds of Canadian bacon, 30 pounds of Bone-in Pork Loins, and 50 pounds of Liverwurst. Some of the products can be identified by the number “EST. 34651” located inside the USDA inspection sticker. Other products were sold at a deli counter. The meat was only sold in Hartford, Connecticut.
Listeria monocytogenes infections can be very serious. They usually occur after eating food contaminated with the bacteria. Symptoms will generally appear between 3 and 70 days after infection. Symptoms of Listeria poisoning include fever, nausea, diarrhea, headache, stiff neck, and muscle aches. Children, the elderly, those with HIV/AIDS, and pregnant women are at a greater risk of infection. If you or a loved one begins to show the symptoms of Listeria poisoning after eating meat sold by Adolf Meat Products, contact a medical professional.