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June 4, 2009: Possible Listeria Contamination Prompts Duck and Sausage Recall

200Schaller Manufacturing Corp., Long Island City, New York, has recalled approximately 564 pounds of duck leg confit and kolbase sausage, because the products may be contaminated with the potentially fatal foodborne pathogen Listeria monocytogenes. 

The following products are subject to recall: 

  • 2.5-pound approximate-weight vacuum packages, 6 legs per package, of "D'ARTAGNAN TRADITIONAL DUCK LEG CONFIT." Each package bears a "USE/OR/FREEZE BY" date of "08/07/09" as well as the establishment number "P-5374" inside the USDA mark of inspection. 

  • 2.5-pound approximate-weight vacuum packages of "Schaller & Weber HUNGARIAN BRAND KOLBASE." Each package bears a date code of "MFG. 005159" as well as the establishment number "EST. 5374" inside the USDA mark of inspection. 

Both the duck and sausage products were produced on May 13, 2009. 

The duck products were sent to distributors and restaurants in Connecticut, the District of Columbia, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island.

The sausage products were sent to distributors and restaurants in New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia and the company's retail store in New York City. 

The bacterium Listeria monocytogenes, can cause a fatal infection known as listeriosis. Those at risk for complications due to listeriosis are the elderly, immunocompromised, infants, and pregnant women and their fetuses. 

For more information regarding listeriosis and other types of foodborne illness, please visit our additional website 

The above information has been posted as a courtesy by Food Poisoning Lawyer, Eric H. Weinberg.  

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