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Federal health officials are warning consumers that more than 87,000 pounds of meat products are being recalled because they “may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes.”

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According to a notice issued by the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), various Behrmann Meat and Processing ready-to-eat (RTE) meat products have been recalled after testing identified “Listeria monocytogenes in the production environment and products.” produced by the establishment.

Approximately 87,382 pounds of contaminated meat products were sold to retail and wholesale distributors in Illinois, Kentucky and Missouri, officials said.

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The affected products were manufactured between July 7, 2022 and September 9, 2022 and can be identified by the plant number EST 20917 found inside the USDA inspection mark.

According to FSIS, there have been no reports of any illnesses or adverse reactions associated with the recalled products.

However, consumers who consume the bacteria can get listeriosis.

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What is listeriosis?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), listeriosis is defined as a serious infection.

According to the CDC, people with weakened immune systems and the elderly, as well as pregnant women and their newborns, are at the highest risk of a serious infection. About 1,600 people develop listeriosis and 260 die each year, according to the CDC.

However, healthy consumers may suffer from symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea, the recall notice continued.

Behrmann Meat & Processing is a family business that processes 250 locally raised pigs and about 25 units of beef weekly. Its specialties include cured bacon, bone-in and boneless cured ham, and pork sausages and sausages, as well as fresh beef, the company’s website says.