Following a recall by Rastelli Bros for 130,464 pounds of raw ground beef that may be contaminated with plastic, Ezzo Sausage Company has recalled about 25,115 pounds of pizza toppings because it may be contaminated with Listeria.

The recalled sausage products were produced on Oct. 29, Oct. 30, and Nov. 5. The affected meat has an establishment number of EST. 1838A inside the USDA mark of inspection. The contaminated pizza toppings were shipped to distribution centers in Indiana and Ohio.

A full list of products recalled can be viewed here. Labels of the recalled pizza toppings can be viewed here.

Consumers are urged to check their refrigerators and freezers for the recalled pizza toppings. They should not be consumed or served. The affected meat should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

Questions about the recall can be directed to Darryl Thompson, vice president of business development at Ezzo Sausage Company at 614-445-8841.

Ezzo Sausage Company discovered the issue during sample testing. The company has not received any reports of adverse reactions due to the affected meat. Those that are concerned about illness or injury from the recalled pizza topping should contact their healthcare provider.

Listeria can cause serious infections that primarily affects elderly adults, those with weakened immune systems, pregnant women, and their newborn babies. Symptoms of Listeria infection include fever, muscle aches, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance, and convulsions that in some instances is preceded by diarrhea or other gastrointestinal symptoms. In pregnant women it can cause miscarriages, stillbirths, premature delivery, or life-threatening infections in newborns.

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