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WASHINGTON – Concerns over listeria contamination have caused an Illinois-based company to recall more than 87,000 pounds of ready-to-eat meat products.

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According to a news release from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service, Behrmann Meat and Processing Inc., of Albers, is recalling approximately 87,382 pounds of various ready-to-eat meat products.

The items were produced from July 7, 2022, to Sept. 9, 2022, according to the USDA. The products bear establishment number “EST 20917″ inside the USDA’s mark of inspection, the agency said.

Products were shipped to retail locations and wholesale distributors in Illinois, Kentucky and Missouri.

The problem was discovered through product and environmental testing provided by FSIS and Behrmann Meat and Processing, the USDA said in its release.

Products recalled include Pork Liver Sausage, Pork Ring Liver Sausage, Hot Head Cheese, Head Cheese and Blood Sausage, the USDA said.

There have been no confirmed reports of illness or negative reactions due to consumers eating these products, officials said.

Listeria can cause fever, muscle aches, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance and convulsions sometimes preceded by diarrhea or other gastrointestinal symptoms, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The FSIS is urging consumers who have bought the product to either throw it away or return it to the place of purchase.

Consumers with questions regarding the recall can contact Connie Haselhorst, vice president of operations, Behrmann Meat and Processing Inc., at -618-248-5151 or