Ezzo Sausage Company, an Ohio-based pizza topping brand, is recalling approximately 25,115 pounds of pepperoni and sausage that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.
The affected products were produced on October 29, October 30, and November 5. The packaging features the establishment number “EST. 1838A” inside the USDA mark of inspection.
These items were shipped to distribution centers in Indiana and Ohio.
“FSIS is concerned that some product may be in distribution centers, restaurants, or institutional refrigerators or freezers,” a release states. “Restaurants and institutions that have purchased these products are urged not to serve them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.”
There have been no confirmed reports of illness associated with the products, which include sliced pepperoni, chopped pepperoni, and sausage.
The recall went into effect after the company notified FSIS of a positive sample result for Listeria monocytogenes.
Listeriosis can cause serious illness in young children, elderly people, and other people with weakened immune systems. However, healthy people can also be affected.
Symptoms of infection include fever, headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea, as well as miscarriage and stillbirth among pregnant women.
Find a full list of affected products, including lot codes, here.