WASHINGTON – An Albers, Ill., establishment, Behrmann Meat and Processing, recalled approximately 87,382 lbs of various ready-to-eat (RTE) meat products that could be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes, according to the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).
The problem was discovered through product and environmental testing performed by FSIS and the company, which identified Listeria monocytogenes in the processing environment and in products produced by the establishment.
The agency expects there to be additional products added to the recall in the near future and urges consumers to check back frequently to view the most up-to-date list of labels.
The various RTE meat items were produced from July 7, 2022, to Sept. 9, 2022.
The list of products and product codes for the RTE meat products subject to recall can be found here and includes all package sizes for all products with the affected lot codes.
Available labels for the RTE meat products can be found here.
The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST 20917” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations and wholesale distributors in Illinois, Kentucky and Missouri.
There have been no confirmed reports of injuries or adverse reactions due to consumption of these products.