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    Texas 211

Meat Market Warning Withdrawn


News Release
October 31, 2006

The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) has withdrawn a consumption warning issued last week about ready-to-eat and smoked meat products from the Bellville Meat Market.

DSHS withdrew the warning after recent laboratory tests of samples from the market were negative for Listeria monocytogenes, a bacterium.

Last week's warning was issued after the bacterium was detected in summer sausage in earlier tests done as part of a routine inspection.

The market is at 36 South Front St. in Bellville, about 60 miles northwest of Houston, in Austin County.


(News Media: for more information contact Doug McBride, DSHS Press Officer, Austin, 512-458-7524.)

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Last updated February 07, 2011