BELGRADE, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is alerting consumers to avoid consuming smoked pork and beef pepper sticks produced by Belgrade Meat Center after routine sampling discovered Listeria contamination.
There have been no reports of illnesses, and the company has issued a voluntary recall.
Belgrade Meat Center sold around 20 pounds of the pork and beef pepper sticks at its retail store in Belgrade.
In addition, approximately 280 pounds of products were distributed under the Pastures A Plenty label.
They include uncured smoked breakfast links distributed to Linden Hills Coop in Minneapolis, and Whole Foods in Duluth. The products are also served at Bryant Lake Bowl, Café Barbette and Gigi Café in Minneapolis. They also include uncured pork wieners distributed to Seward Coop in Minneapolis, Mississippi Markets in St. Paul and the River Market in Stillwater. And they include uncured pork wieners and uncured smoked bratwurst served at Natedog’s Mobile Food Cart in the Twin Cities.
Details on which products are affected are at: http://www.mda.state.mn.us/en/news/releases/2013/nr-2013-04-03sausage.aspx