Sausages recalled in Minnesota for potential health risk

Sausages sold in retail stores and at a farmer’s market have been recalled because they may be contaminated with listeria monocytogenes and may cause food poisoning in anyone who eats them. Ruck’s Meat Processing, based in Belle Plaine, Minnesota, recalled its sausage products after Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) inspectors discovered the product was processed in a manner that could result in possible listeria contamination.

The recall includes Ring Bologna sold from Ruck’s Processing retail store in Belle Plaine, and to Minnesota’s Largest Candy Store in Jordan, Minnesota. Sausage products sold under the brand name Tollefson Family Pork are also part of the recall. These products were sold at the Minneapolis Farmer’s Market and include Polish Sausage, Rex Smoked Breakfast Sausage, and Smoked Breakfast Sausage. Recalled sausage products have the establishment number “8921” inside the State of Minnesota mark of inspection and a date of 10-26-2018 on the label.

Consumers who have purchased any of these products and still have them in their homes should not eat them. 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. Listeriosis 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 have purchased and consumed any of the Ruck’s Meat Processing recalled sausages and are experiencing the symptoms of listeria contamination, please contact the food poisoning lawyers at 1-888-335-4901 to learn more about your legal options.