Reichel Recalls Food for Listeria Risk
Reichel Foods is recalling about 15,880 pounds of ready-to-eat meat and poultry products, citing a possible Listeria contamination. There have been no reports of illnesses as a result of eating these products.
About the Recalled Meat and Poultry Products
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), the problem was discovered through testing done by a third party. Although no reports of illnesses have been reported, anyone concerned about contracting the illness should contact a health care provider.
Anyone that has purchased these products (details below) is recommended to either throw it away immediately or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.
Description of Recalled Meat and Poultry Products
The products being recalled are:
- 5.6 oz. packages of “Armour Active Packs Turkey & Cheese Wrap” Package Code 1026090112 or Case Code 27815-17994
- 5.6 oz. packages of “Armour Active Packs Ham & Cheese Wrap” Package Code 1026090112 or Case Code 27815-17995
- These products were produced between July 23, 2012, and July 26, 2012. They have a “sell by” date of Sept. 1, 2012.
- Recalled products bear the establishment number “P-19941” or “Est. 19941” inside the USDA mark of inspection.
- Products were shipped to Indiana, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, and Texas.
Information on Listeria
- The Listeria bacteria can lead to the listeriosis infection, which kills 20 percent of all infected people.
- Symptoms can show up between 3 to 70 days after infection.
- Symptoms can include fever and muscle aches, sometimes preceded by diarrhea and other stomach problems. However, depending on the infection, Listeria can present itself in different ways. The CDC's website provides more details on possible symptoms.
- According to the CDC, older adults, pregnant women, newborns, and adults with weakened immune systems are more susceptible to infection. However, on rare occasions people that do not have these risk factors can also be affected.
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