Behrmann meat products recalled due to listeria concerns

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More than 87,000 pounds of ready-to-eat meat products distributed by Behrmann Meat and Processing have been recalled for possible listeria contamination.

Nearly 9 in 10 Americans eat meat as part of their regular diet, according to a 2021 Ipsos survey.

This week there have been several reports of a “massive” meat recall due to listeria issues. circulating on social media. Online Search Trends show that many people wonder which products are affected.

THE QUESTION

Have more than 60 meat products been recalled due to possible listeria contamination?

THE SOURCES

THE ANSWER

Yes, over 60 meat products have been recalled due to possible listeria contamination.

WHAT WE FOUND

Behrmann Meat and Processingan Albers, Illinois-based company recalled approximately 87,382 pounds of more than 60 ready-to-eat meat products after an investigation at a processing plant found they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenesthe United States Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announcement September 24.

FSIS says recalled itemswhich include products containing mainly pork and beefsuch as bacon, sausages and hot dogs, were produced from July 7, 2022 to September 9, 2022. The recalled products bear the establishment number “EST 20917” inside the inspection mark of the USDA.

“FSIS is concerned that some products may be in consumers’ pantries, refrigerators or freezers. Consumers who have purchased these products are asked not to consume them. These products should be discarded or returned to the place of purchase,” FSIS said.

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Most of the recalled products were shipped to retail outlets and wholesale distributors in Illinois, Kentucky and Missouri, according to FSIS. Dierbergs Markets, a Missouri-based supermarket chain, released a reminder alert with a list of recalled items on its website, stating that it “has discontinued the following Behrmann’s Sausage and Meats products due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination”.

“Customers who have purchased any of the recalled products from Dierbergs are urged not to consume it and return it for a full refund,” Dierbergs said.

Eating food contaminated with L. monocytogenes can cause listeriosiswhich is a serious infection that primarily affects the elderly, people with weakened immune systems, pregnant women and their newborns, according to FSIS and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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Symptoms of listeriosis include fever, muscle aches, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance, and seizures sometimes preceded by diarrhea or other gastrointestinal symptoms. It can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths in pregnant women. Listeriosis infection is usually treated with antibiotics.

FSIS says there have been no confirmed reports of illness or adverse reactions from consuming the recalled products at this time. Anyone concerned about injury or illness should contact a health care provider.

“People in high-risk categories who experience flu-like symptoms within two months of eating contaminated food should seek medical attention and notify the health care provider about eating contaminated food,” the official said. FSIS.

VERIFY has contacted Behrmann Meat and Processing Inc. for comment, but did not hear back at the time of publication.

A complete list of recalled products as well as their product codes can be found here. You can also find the product names below:

  • Behrmann’s Fresh Beef Bacon

  • Behrmann Andouille sausage link

  • Behrmann Bacon and Cheddar Bratwurst

  • Behrmann Bacon Sizzlers

  • Behrmann Bacon Strips

  • Behrmann Beef Jerkey

  • Behrmann’s Oxtails

  • Behrmann’s Summer Beef Sausage

  • Behrmann’s sausage

  • Behrmann’s sausage

  • Behrmann’s Bratwurst Cheese Link

  • Braunschweiger by Behrmann

  • Behrmann’s Breakfast Links

  • Behrmann’s Breakfast Hamsteak

  • Link Behrmann’s Cheese Bratwurst

  • Behrmann’s Cheese Hot Dogs

  • Behrmann’s Cheese Sausage Sticks

  • Behrmann Baked Bratwurst

  • Fresh Behrmann Slim Jims

  • Behrmann’s German Bratwurst Link

  • Behrmann Herbed Pork Sausage

  • Behrmann Honey Jerkey

  • Behrmann Spicy Beef Sticks

  • Behrmann Spicy Italian Pork Sausage

  • Behrmann Hot Polish Sausage Link

  • Behrmann’s Hot Pork Sausage

  • Behrmann Italian Pork Sausage

  • Behrmann’s Italian Pork Sausage Link

  • Behrmann Jalapeno Cheese Bologna

  • Behrmann Jalapeno Cheese Bratwurst

  • Behrmann Jalapeno Cheese Dogs

  • Behrmann’s Jalapeno Cheese Sausage Sticks

  • Behrmann Jalapeno Cheese Summer Sausage

  • Behrmann Jumbo 4/1 Wieners

  • Behrmann Knackwurst link

  • Behrmann Natural Casing Hot Dogs

  • Behrmann Original Bratwurst Link

  • Behrmann’s Pepper Jack Sausage Link

  • Behrmann’s Polish Sausage

  • Link to Behrmann’s Pork Breakfast

  • Behrmann Pork Shanks

  • Behrmann pork cheek

  • Behrmann’s Pork Necks

  • Behrmann Pork Sausage

  • Behrmann Pork Sausage Link

  • Behrmann Quarter Sliced ​​Ham

  • Behrmann’s Quarter raw ham

  • Behrmann Bologna Ring

  • Behrmann’s annular liver

  • Behrmann Rope Sausage

  • Behrmann’s Signature Chorizo

  • Behrmann’s Boneless Sliced ​​Ham

  • Behrmann’s Sliced ​​Cajun Bacon

  • Behrmann’s Sliced ​​Canadian Bacon

  • Behrmann’s Sliced ​​Pepper Bacon

  • Behrmann’s Sliced ​​Bacon

  • Behrmann’s Sliced ​​Smoked Pork Shanks

  • Behrmann Smoked Puggy Wing Shanks

  • Behrmann Snack Bologna

  • Behrmann’s Summer Sausage

  • Behrmann Teriyaki Beef Sticks

  • Liver sausage in Behrmann tube

  • Behrmann’s Tube Snack Salami

  • Behrmann Unseasoned Ground Pork

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