Sugar Valley Meats has issued a voluntary recall due to possible listeria monocytogenes contamination involving approximately 200 pounds of ready-to-eat wieners, beef wieners and small-link smoked sausage. Package labels bear the establishment number (Est. 165) inside the Ohio Department of Agriculture inspection legend. The products involved were sold through Sugar Valley’s retail store from Feb. 23 through March 15. The problem was discovered as a result of routine sampling by the Ohio Department of Agriculture.
The department has not received any consumer complaints or reports of illness. Consumption of food contaminated with listeria monocytogenes can cause listerosis, an uncommon but potentially fatal disease in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.