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Minnesota Ag. Department advises against eating products from Belgrade Meat Center

BELGRADE - The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is telling people not to eat smoked pork and beef pepper sticks made by Belgrade Meat Center after routine sampling discovered Listeria contamination.

Nobody has reported getting sick, and the company has issued a voluntary recall. Belgrade Meat Center sold about 20 pounds of the pork and beef pepper sticks at its retail store in Belgrade, and about 280 pounds of products were distributed under the Pastures A Plenty label -- including uncured smoked breakfast links distributed to Linden Hills Coop in Minneapolis, and Whole Foods in Duluth.

The sausages are also served at Bryant Lake Bowl, Café Barbette and Gigi Café in Minneapolis. The recall also includes uncured pork wieners distributed to Seward Coop in Minneapolis, Mississippi Markets in St. Paul and the River Market in Stillwater, and uncured pork wieners and uncured smoked bratwurst served at Natedog's Mobile Food Cart in the Twin Cities.