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May 3, 2013

Missouri Firm Recalls Meatballs Due To Possible Listeria Monocytogenes Contamination

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services received information regarding a recall of approximately 123 pounds of frozen, ready-to-eat meatballs due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.

The following products are subject to recall: [Label]

Each package has a lot code of "041114," and bears the establishment number "EST. 13051" inside the USDA mark of inspection. The products were produced on April 11, 2013, and sold at retail locations in the St. Louis area.

Consumption of food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, an uncommon but potentially fatal disease. Healthy people rarely contract listeriosis. However, listeriosis can cause high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness and nausea. Listeriosis can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths, as well as serious and sometimes fatal infections in those with weakened immune systems, such as infants, the elderly and persons with HIV infection or undergoing chemotherapy. Individuals concerned about an illness should contact a health care provider.

The full recall can be found at www.fsis.usda.gov/News_&_Events/Recall_032_2013_Release/index.asp.

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