by in Food Borne Illnesses, Listeria

Fourteen pounds of Cajun Hickory Smoked Pork Tasso has been recalled after concerns arose that the product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The pork tasso was tested by the Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service. The affected product was produced by Comeaux’s Inc. in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana. The recalled tasso was produced on December 22, 2015, and was distributed to retail locations across Louisiana. It can be identified by the establishment number “EST. 20513” and the package code number “42358”. The recalled pork tasso was packaged in 1 pound, vacuum sealed bags.

Listeria monocytogenes infections, referred to as Listeriosis, can be very serious. Listeriosis usually occurs after eating food contaminated with the bacteria. Deli meats and dairy products are the most commonly the cause of Listeria monocytogenes outbreaks. 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, contact a medical professional.