The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry’s Office of Animal Health and Food Safety has announced the recall of approximately 500,000 pounds of “ready to eat” sausage and hog head cheese produced by Veron Foods, LLC, of Prairieville, Louisiana. These products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, and New Orleans residents who have purchased these foods should immediately check the product to protect their health.
Eating food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may lead to listeriosis. While listeriosis is rarely contracted by healthy people, it can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in people with weak immune systems. This includes infants, the elderly, and those with HIV. The infection may spread to the nervous system, causing high fever, headaches, neck stiffness, nausea, confusion and convulsions. Listeriosis also can cause miscarriages and stillbirths. If you or someone you know has suffered because of eating contaminated food, you may be able to pursue a product liability lawsuit.
The recalled products include Veron Hot Smoked Sausage, Veron Mild Smoked Sausage, Martin Hot Smoked Sausage, Martin Mild Smoked Sausage, Veron Andouille Sausage, Martin Andouille Sausage, and Veron Hog Head Cheese. They bear date codes 010110 through 111310 and have the establishment number “LA 22” inside the LDAF mark of inspection.
The LDAF has classified this as a “Class I” recall, which it defines as a recall based on a “reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death”.
If you have questions regarding this recall, Veron Foods LLC should be contacted directly at Veron Food LLC, at 225-622-3262. If you or a family member has suffered long term health problems or wrongful death from eating contaminated food, please feel free to call my office at 504-581-6411 or 877-581-6411 with any questions regarding your rights.