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Wimmer’s Recalls Skinless Wieners In Nebraska, Iowa

October 4, 1994

WEST POINT, Neb. (AP) _ Wimmer’s Meat Products Inc. is voluntarily recalling about 5,500 pounds of skinless wieners in Nebraska and Iowa.

Routine testing shows that the wieners might be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, a bacteria that could cause flu-like symptoms, the company and U.S. Agriculture Department said.

An investigation by the West Point-based company shows that the batch involved had an expiration date of Nov. 11, 1994, said President Dave Wimmer. No cases of illness have been reported, the company and USDA said.

Symptoms of the illness include fever, chills, headache and sometimes diarrhea. Generally, pregnant women, the elderly, children and the chronically ill are most susceptible.

The specific packages being recalled are pound and 1 3/4 -pound packages of Wimmer’s Skinless Wieners with the words ″sell by 11 Nov 94″ stamped on the edge of the label.

The wieners are distributed to large supermarkets and grocery and convenience stores in Nebraska and Iowa, mainly in north-central Iowa and in areas surrounding Omaha, Lincoln and Des Moines, Iowa. --- Editors:

If you have a package of the wieners being recalled, call the company at 1-800-358-0761. Questions about the recall may be made to the USDA 10 a.m.-4 p.m. EDT, Monday through Friday, at 1-800-535-4555.

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