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Veron Hog Head Cheese Listeria Outbreak

In August, 2010 the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry announced a recall of 500,000 pounds of Veron brand ready to eat hog head cheese and sausage products due to contamination. In September, 2010 health officials reported that 14 illnesses were linked to the outbreak, and then in April 2011 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that of those 14 illnesses seven were hospitalized and two had died.

The August recall includeded packages of 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. The products subject to recall bear the establishment number “LA 22” inside the LDAF mark of inspection as well as date codes of 010110 through 111310 and were distributed to retail establishments and institutions within the state of Louisiana.