Ready-to-eat pork head cheese items recalled in Milwaukee

Head cheese produced by Malone’s Fine Sausage, Inc., based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, may be contaminated with listeria monocytogenes and is being recalled. Malone’s is recalling 26,323 pounds of ready-to-eat pork head cheese products that were produced from August 27, 2018, through October 5, 2018.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) discovered the contamination on October 9, 2018, when FSIS inspection program personnel tested samples that returned positive results for listeria monocytogenes.

Recalled items were shipped to retail locations in Illinois, Michigan, and Wisconsin and were also sold via internet catalog sales. Ready-to-eat pork head cheese products that are potentially contaminated with listeria monocytogenes include:

·         Various weights of vacuum-sealed packages containing “Glorious Malone’s Fine Sausage, INC. GOURMET PORK DELICACY HOT SEASONED HEADCHEESE” with a “Sell By” dates from 10/26/2018 through 12/5/2018 and lot codes 3524 through 3540.

·         Various weights of vacuum-sealed packages containing “Glorious Malone’s Fine Sausage, INC. GOURMET PORK DELICACY MILD SEASONED HEADCHEESE” with a “Sell By” dates from 10/26/2018 through 12/5/2018 and lot codes 3524 through 3540.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 15702” inside the USDA mark of inspection.

Consumption of food contaminated with listeria monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, a serious infection that primarily affects older adults, persons with weakened immune systems, and pregnant women and their newborns. Listeriosis can cause fever, muscle aches, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance and convulsions sometimes preceded by diarrhea or other gastrointestinal symptoms. An invasive infection spreads beyond the gastrointestinal tract.

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