James St. Butchers has recalled 250g cryovac packs of Sliced Pressed Brisket that was found to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, according to Product Recalls Australia.
The recalled meat, which bears a Use By date of 25 February 2009, was sold only in the following Queensland stores:
- James St. Butchers
- Charlie's Corner Store
- Woody's Supermarket
- Cedar Park Supermarket, Yeppoon
Healthy adults infected by Listeria monocytogenes usually suffer no more than mild flu-like or gastrointestinal symptoms. But the elderly, the very young, those with weakened immune systems, and pregnant women may suffer severe consequences if infected by this microbe. A pregnant woman may also transmit the infection to her unborn child, resulting in premature birth, miscarriage or stillbirth.
Consumers who purchased the recalled sliced brisket should either discard it safely (and out of the reach of children), or return it to the store.