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US: Duck leg and sausage products recalled

Schaller Mfg. Corp. (Schaller & Weber), a Long Island City, N.Y., firm, is recalling approx. 564 pounds of duck leg confit and kolbase sausage products that may be contaminated with 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.

The duck and sausage products were produced on 13 May, 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 as well as the company's retail store in New York City.

The problem was discovered through the firm's microbiological sampling programme. FSIS has received no reports of illnesses associated with consumption of this product.

Natalie Berkhout

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    John Andrews

    Unfortunately this is not the first Listeria recall for Dartagnan. They have had several over the years. The most disturbing thing about this recall is that the Listeria tests were performed on May 13, but the recall was not issued until June 3rd, giving customers plenty of extra time to consume the questionable products. What is USDA doing?

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